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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...
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...
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...
Winners, losers from Legislative session means more than 10,000 state workers won't get pink slips at Alaska's budget battle:State workers - winnersConservative Republicans...cost-of-living increase for state workers, already negotiated in contracts...
$5B budget approved, ending session

...29.8 million. State Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said weeks ago this cut will result in state worker layoffs. Department of Administration Deputy Commissioner Leslie Ridle said in a late-May interview those layoffs...
Negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...hopeful a resolution can be reached soon. The new fiscal year starts July 1, and notices have been sent to thousands of state workers warning of layoffs if a fully funded budget isn't passed by then. The current 30-day special session is scheduled...
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...
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