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Alaska Science Forum: Ancient pike found in Interior lake mud

...evidence of ancient Alaskans on old sand dunes rimming the lake. Quartz Lake is part of the Alaska State Park system and state workers stock it with rainbow trout, Arctic char and silver salmon. Northern pike lived in the lake until 1970, when state...
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...administration works to find $30 million to fund the contractually negotiated cost of living allowance increase for state workers.Alaskans are starting to feel the effects of these spending cuts. From Southeast communities that will see reduced...
Tough budget decisions remain

...crisis, the immediate fiscal needs so that we can continue to move forward."With the budget cuts, it's expected state workers will be laid off. The state plans to take advantage of retirements and attrition as much as possible to address position...
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...president of both Cordova District Fishermen United and United Fishermen of Alaska. "But nothing like this."State workers and fishermen have been noticing drops between a half-pound and a pound in the size-at-age, which is the fish's...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...won't be a government shutdown and that Alaska's state workers will keep working without interruption. That put in lost confidence and lost trust? How many state workers will now be reconsidering their future employment...
Budget deal reached

...Director Pat Pitney said weeks ago this cut will result in state worker layoffs. Department of Administration Deputy Commissioner...increases funding for education, honors agreements with state workers, and funds other important programs, yet still allows...
House agrees on budget

...operating budget bill whose passage will prevent mass state worker layoffs and a partial government shutdown."This is...executive branch departments. It's not yet known how many state workers will be laid off as an effect of the cut.The House...
State | AK legislature
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

...toss," he added jokingly.Gov. Bill Walker announced earlier this month that he will have to notify about 15,000 state workers of potential layoffs June 1 if a budget deal is not forged by then.Tuck said he'd like to take Walker up on an...
State | AK legislature
Tuck: Budget deal doesn't seem any closer

...Tuck says he doesn't believe lawmakers are any closer to a budget deal, with days to go before notices are sent to state workers warning of possible layoffs.Tuck and House Speaker Mike Chenault have been talking in a bid to put together a package...
DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...want to do them damage, we want to fund education."Munoz said she's gotten tons of calls and emails from Juneau state workers since Gov. Bill Walker announced earlier this week he'll have to notify 15,000 Alaska employees of impending layoffs...


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