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Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

...planning for fiscal year 2016," he wrote.Both the director of the Legislative Finance Division and Walker's budget director raised concerns that the inability to tap the constitutional budget reserve could wind up hurting the state's credit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/walker-says-he-wont-rescind-special-
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Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...legislators approved last session would remain. That cut was included in a separate spending package. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, said the governor's budget plan does not include the scheduled 2.5 percent cost-of-living raises...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/alaska-legislature-gavels-in-for-spe
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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...email that Walker would like to see the Legislature pass a fully funded budget, not a partially funded one. Walker budget director Pat Pitney said that once the new fiscal year starts July 1, the government would be able to operate into the fall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/leaders-raise-potential-of-budget-vo
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Agreement reached by Senate, House majorities

...email that Walker would like to see the Legislature pass a fully funded budget, not a partially funded one. Walker budget director Pat Pitney said that once the new fiscal year starts July 1, the government would be able to operate into the fall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/agreement-reached-by-senate-house-ma
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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...Revenue Commissioner Eric Wohlforth and former state budget director Cheryl Frasca co-chaired a task force of Commonwealth...caused citizens to watch the budget. Frasca was later budget director for former Gov. Frank Murkowski.It was on her watch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/gov-walker-says-hes-haunted-by-savin
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CH2M Hill calls off Alaska unit sale

...studies due by mid-June. The studies were called for as part of an education bill passed last session. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, reiterated that position Thursday. But some committee members questioned the approach. Co-chair...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-02-12
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...eventually passed. So far, Walker has rejected calls for him to file his own separate bill to expand Medicaid. While his budget director told the Senate Finance Committee last week that he was considering a bill, Walker on Friday told reporters there...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Soldotna senator weighs in on the state's looming budget cuts

...before we ever consider expansion," Kelly said in an interview.In discussing budget amendments Friday, Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told the Senate Finance Committee that Walker is considering a bill on Medicaid expansion after being...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/soldotna-senator-weighs-in-on-the-
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Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...before we ever consider expansion," Kelly said in an interview.In discussing budget amendments Friday, Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told the Senate Finance Committee that Walker is considering a bill on Medicaid expansion after being...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23/finance-member-difficult-decisions-n
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