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UA prioritizes its way through budget cuts

...Legislature to its unallocated General Fund appropriation, according to the...of which came from unrestricted General Fund dollars. Statewide Programs and...system is not allowed to carry over general funds, but other revenues can be banked...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-30/ua-prioritizes-its-way-through-budge
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Legislative Council Lawsuit disappointing

...there is a cost sharing aspect to Medicaid expansion that will place an additional financial burden on the state's general fund. Did the Governor forget that the state is broke too? We should all be looking for ways to reduce government spending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-25/legislative-council-lawsu
Letters
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers, reporters

...everybody."According to the amendment proposal, the new revenue created by the increased fees will go to the state's general fund, not the Alaska Court System. While most changes were made to filing fees, the section of the rule pertaining to copying...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-20/new-court-fees-to-affect-citizens-la
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Health care task force to meet

...task force on costs. The first time, in 2012, funding was allocated but allowed to lapse back into the borough's general fund after it wasn't used. Navarre said he wasn't sure how many times the group would meet. "We'll figure that out...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/health-care-task-force-to-meet
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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...requires the Legislature's approval. However, because this Medicaid funding is federal dollars and does not involve the general fund, it could be done administratively. The legislators contend that expanding Medicaid coverage to a group of previously...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
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Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

...potential fiscal resources - if it can assemble the political will - to restore alignment in its UGF (unrestricted general fund), the state's main operating fund. "But, absent a course correction, the time horizon before which the state's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/standard-and-poors-downgrades-alaska
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Marijuana board amends regs, sets $5K fee

...market.From the state's view, the fee is large by necessity. The Marijuana Control Board is funded by unrestricted general funds, which are on the chopping block in a state with a severe budget shortfall. Franklin said cannabis business fees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-13/marijuana-board-amends-regs-sets-5k-
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Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...has not been budgeted if the fund source is not state general funds. Procedurally, the governor notifies the LB&A committee...six years, and save more than $100 million in state general funds. Medicaid expansion also means up to 4,000 new jobs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-18/voices-of-alaska-medicaid-expansi
Opinion
Peninsula hospitals measure impact of state reimbursement rate freeze

...increase is expected to save $8 million from the state general fund. However, Richards said if the rate remains frozen...reform and other actions, it cannot absorb the full general fund reduction and maintain Medicaid services at current...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-15/peninsula-hospitals-measure-impact-o
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Borough to be reimbursed for fire expenditures

...year, Nelson said. If the money hadn't been spent on responding to the fire, it would have been put back into the general fund for future use. Last year, the Funny River Horse Trail fire cost the OEM slightly less than $39,100 after reimbursements...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-13/borough-to-be-reimbursed-for-fire-ex
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