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Shorting schools now will require catchup later

Gov. Bill Walker's proposed 10 percent decrease in school...for FY 2016 has already been set, so Walker's 10 percent cut from forward funding...make up the 10 percent down the road.Walker announced last week his vision for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
School budget crunch guide for 2016

The Juneau School Board has released four preliminary budget scenarios for 2016 after Gov. Bill Walker announced that he plans reductions in state school funding. A decrease in state funding would also reduce the required contribution...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/school-budget-crunch-guide-2016
Local
My Turn: Walker's appointment may district from agenda

Gov. Bill Walker called me Jan. 21 and said I would not...year's challenging set of meetings. Walker quickly accepted my offer. Shortly after...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Walker appointed Sam Cotten as acting commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-walkers-appointment-may-distr
Opinion
Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

...government are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker for promoting a ConocoPhillips petroleum...Nuiqsut says it was not consulted before Walker threw his support behind ConocoPhillips...subsistence area known as Fish Creek.Walker and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/tribe-criticizes-walker-support-reserve
State | AK legislature
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

The administration of Gov. Bill Walker will not be revisiting SB21, despite a recent opinion piece written...The first big lie was there was a $2 billion giveaway."Walker wrote in a column published in the Empire and other Alaska newspapers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...Association stirred controversy when Gov. Bill Walker appointed him to the Alaska Board of Fisheries this month. Walker appointed Maw after asking board President...fisheries, which caused Johnstone to question Walker's disappoint that Maw's name wasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
JEDC opens 2015 Innovation Summit with talk on connection and networking

...through collaboration in working groups, with a presentation by French Mountain Cluster participant Armelle Solelhac.Gov. Bill Walker will address attendees at 8 a.m. to kick off the second and final day of the event. Other speakers will include University...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/jedc-opens-2015-innovation-summit-talk-
Local
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...and old oil production, resulting in increased royalties, state corporate tax, property taxes and production taxes.The Walker administration, Legislature and Alaskans statewide face serious budget challenges ahead. We need to continue to work together...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...hybrid approach, where such a board shared administrative staff and resources with the ABC board, was supported by Gov. Bill Walker in a December meeting.If a marijuana board is intended to deal with enforcement, which the ABC board does, Franklin said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/criminal-pot-bills-put-hold-rewrite
State | AK legislature
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most

...for quite some time without Gov. Bill Walker. He and his fellow insiders - lobbyists...important got done. It annoys him that Walker talks so much about transparency and letting...want to be harsh and graciously suggests Walker just needs time to learn his job and then...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-walker-arrived-when-needed-mos
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