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State needs a governor and and legislators who work together

...Soldotna Chambers of Commerce. His remarks touched on the state budget situation - Sen. Peter Micciche and state budget director Pat Pitney gave a more in-depth presentation - as well as progress on the Alaska LNG Project.During his comments...
TransCanada supportive of buyout, state official says

...costs. Of that, about $68 million would go toward buying out TransCanada, according to information from Walker's budget director.TransCanada's inclusion in the project was, in part, a way for the state and TransCanada to get out of a failed...
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Audience weighs in on state budget

...of presentations - primarily focused on the budget and the state's progress on the Alaska LNG project - by State Budget Director Pat Pitney, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and Gov. Bill Walker. Pitney and Micciche spent the better part...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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