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Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze lifted

...revisited in the context of the fiscal environment and other competing major capital projects," Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney wrote in a memo to Fisher-Goad.Mike Wood, president of the lead Susitna-Watana opposition group...
Work allowed to progress on 3 large-scale projects

...three large-scale infrastructure projects, but he has not yet given a final blessing.Recent memos from Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, outlined allowable work on the Knik Arm Bridge, a road from Juneau and the Susitna-Watana dam...
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...
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...
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...
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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