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Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

...administration plans to release some scenarios showing where the state would be over time under those scenarios, Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told reporters. A package will then be prepared for lawmakers to consider.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-01/walker-reduces-amount-available-for-
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Walker seeks input to balance budget

...Fairbanks conference will set the stage for a summer-long process of meetings that will extend into the fall, state budget director Pat Pitney said. The governor hopes that those at the conference, armed with information on the options, will help...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-04/walker-seeks-input-to-balance-budget
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House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...29.8 million cut to distribute as it sees fit regardless of what happens with the reserve fund vote. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told the committee, meeting in Anchorage, that this would add to the number of position losses and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/house-finance-unveils-draft-spending
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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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By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...to do with the partially funded budget. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, has called the budget invalid, barring...have to be to balance the budget, according to the budget director.$60: The recent price range per barrel of North...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/by-the-numbers-alaska-budget-debate-
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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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What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...citizens in budget discussions this summer. "We kind of know what needs to be done," said Sen. Kelly when state budget director told the Senate Finance Committee about the plan. Sens. Kelly and Dunleavy voiced concerns that more public comment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/what-others-say-legislatures-unwi
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Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...through June 30. Had the entire package been vetoed, everything would have come to an immediate halt, Walker's budget director Pat Pitney told reporters during a news conference in Anchorage.Lawmakers had cited confusion on how to proceed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Fairbanks area interrogated Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken and Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney as to why DOT had not made changes to its schedule that would close the $12.5 million difference.In...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-17/funding-reallocation-spares-summer-f
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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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