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What others say: Restoring Alaska-hire is nothing to brag about

...a $30 million project."For some perspective, only $7.7 million of the 2016 capital budget was unrestricted general funds of the type that could fund an Alaska-hire qualified project. The $150 million total for the two projects Walker...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-23/what-others-say-restoring-alaska-
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What others say: Be kind to new arrivals

...billion. It also provided $174 million in state taxes and fees, only a small part of the roughly $10 billion in total general fund revenue for the state, but a sum roughly equivalent to what a proposed statewide sales tax would bring in. Should...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-24/what-others-say-be-kind-to-new-ar
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Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

...session ended in 2014, the price of Alaska oil was about $107 per barrel. On Tuesday, the price was $65.Alaska general fund spending is upward of 90 percent dependent on revenue from the petroleum industry.The compromise will allow elderly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/alaska-senate-house-approve-fully-fu
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Cook Inlet oil companies heavy consumers of tax credit reimbursements

...in the fiscal year 2015 budget. However, Alper said it is possible for the state to spend additional money from the general fund on credit reimbursement if claims exceed these estimates, as they have for the past two years. In 2013 the state spent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-20/cook-inlet-oil-companies-heavy-consu
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Walker seeks input to balance budget

...circumstances, taking half of the Fund's annual earnings could generate $1 billion to $1.5 billion for the state general fund. If the annual dividend were capped, say at $1,000 per year, that could reach $2 billion a year or more, according...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-04/walker-seeks-input-to-balance-budget
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Assembly supports schools, dings marketing and K-Beach flooded area

...additional $2.2 million. That brought the borough's budget deficit to an estimated $3.9 million to be drawn from its general fund. Assembly member Blaine Gilman first moved to fund the district to the cap. "We know the pressure on the state fiscally...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-03/assembly-supports-schools-dings-mark
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'On-behalf' payments swell school district budget numbers

...Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS) brings the school district's 2015 general fund expenditure budget from $161 million to $270.5 million. "We're not all of a sudden spending an extra $107 million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-03/school-district-2015-budget-doubling
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Building a sustainable future: Conversations with Alaskans

...proposes to spend $5 billion in state general funds. We expect to receive only $2 billion in general fund revenue. That leaves a gap of...employee whose salary comes from state general funds, it would still not balance the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-31/building-a-sustainable-future-con
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What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...state's options to deal with budget deficits in future years.The easy way to fund state government is to draw from general fund revenue - money that comes in each year from leases of oil and mineral rights, oil production revenues, license fees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/what-others-say-reserve-funds-tra
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Kenai funds flowers, raises and fresh tech in new budget

...the council chamber. After council members had proposed and voted on changes, the final version of the budget had a general fund expenditure of $15,544,659 and a revenue over expenditure balance of $104,273. The council had previously decided...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-07/kenai-adopts-budget
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