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Alaska schools deserve better than one-time funding

...deficit will be; it's building a budget without knowing what its actual revenue will be, as usual. Meanwhile in Juneau, Gov. Bill Walker has said he wants to insulate education to the greatest extent possible, but that nothing is off the table as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-29/alaska-schools-deserve-better-tha
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Futuristic method to identify insects becomes reality

...way with a microscope. Matt Bowser serves as Entomologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You can find more information at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/ or http://www.facebook.com/kenainationalwildliferefuge.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-29/refuge-notebook-futuristic-metho
Outdoors
Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Even with the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bill Walker for next year, the state will still face the potential of having to draw on $3.3 billion from its savings, his...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/gov-walker-says-hes-haunted-by-savin
News
Hanley: Education will have to be protected at some level

...as to what that level should be.Alaska faces a projected multibillion-dollar budget deficit amid a crash in oil prices. Gov. Bill Walker has said he wants to insulate education to the greatest extent possible, but he also has said nothing is off the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-28/hanley-education-will-have-to-be-pro
News
What Others Say: Cut Prince Rupert

...Canadians aren't happy with this and have threatened consequences if the Marine Highway goes forward with the project anyway.Gov. Bill Walker could simply apply for an exemption from the "buy American" clause, but we think there's a better solution...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-28/what-others-say-cut-prince-rupert
Opinion
Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule

...at the Kenai Legislative Information Office, 145 Main Street Loop No. 217, Kenai, unless otherwise noted. To confirm call 283-2030 or email Kenai.LIO@akleg.gov. To listen or watch online go to http://alaskalegislature.tv/.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-27/legislative-information-office-telec
News
Marijuana criminal bills put on hold for rewrite

...hearing that a hybrid approach, where such a board shared administrative staff and resources with the ABC board, was supported by Gov. Bill Walker in a December meeting.If a marijuana board is intended to deal with enforcement, which the ABC board does...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-28/marijuana-criminal-bills-put-on-hold
News
School board faces deficit in 2016

...million, he said. A declining fund balance and slim state budget are of concern for the school district this year, Jones said. Gov. Bill Walker announced cuts to education funding during the State of the Budget speech on Jan. 22, he said. "In my endorsed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-27
News
Walker addressing Interior energy needs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker says he's working on a plan to reduce energy prices in interior Alaska. Walker told the Golden Valley Electric...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-01-25
News
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

...Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov. Bill Walker are being paid primarily to small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields in Alaska.Walker earlier...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-26/revenue-officials-explain-tax-credit
News

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