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Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

...for next year, the state will still face the potential of having to draw on $3.3 billion from its savings, his budget director said Friday.Pat Pitney said the state needs to reduce its budget responsibly and not rush into cuts that could be...
Legislature gavels in

...Alaska residents, in the State of the State address Wednesday and the State of the Budget address Thursday.His budget director Pat Pitney said "small amounts that address key priorities" could be added to the stripped down capital budget Walker...
Walker administration removes transportation commissioner

...amid much lower than expected oil prices.Kemp defended the Juneau road project in a response memo to Walker's budget director dated Jan. 5 and made public last Friday. He attached a presentation given to lawmakers last year that he said showed...
Walker submits pared down capital budget

...replacement school in Kivalina that the administration says is part of a legal obligation for the state.Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, said the capital budget submitted Monday is not endorsed by Walker and meant to satisfy the submission...
With oil prices dropping, Walker stops spending on mega-projects

...critical look and people should be prepared for several of these projects to be delayed and/or stopped," Walker's budget director Pat Pitney said in an email. According to Walker's order, the hold on spending is pending further review. The...
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...building.Walker appeared at the podium with new budget director Pat Pitney and acting Revenue Commissioner Marcia...reduce future obligations," said Pitney, the state budget director, who followed Walker at the podium at the chamber...
Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...would rise 2.1 percent from $11.88 billion to $12.13 billion, according to the budget document.New state budget director Pat Pitney said the operating budget to be submitted Dec. 15 will be the work-in-progress budget document Parnell...
Walker fills four more positions

...Department of Public Safety.Walker said former University of Alaska Fairbanks vice chancellor Pat Pitney will be his budget director. She replaces Karen Rehfeld, who retired last Friday after 35 years with the state."I am thrilled that Pat will...
Senate Finance unveils $1.9 billion capital budget agreements for project-related field work.AEA announced it had reached agreement Friday, and Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said the administration would ask the committee to reconsider providing additional funding.Meyer...
House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

...funding refers to money that isn't restricted in its use by the law, constitution or something else.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said she needed to get reaction from the various departments to know to what degree some of the...


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