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Panel proposes more school money, pension option

...employees' and teachers' retirement systems, the state has an unfunded pension obligation of about $12 billion.John Boucher, a senior economist with Parnell's Office of Management and Budget, said in an interview that it was hard to gauge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-01/panel-proposes-more-school-money-pen
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Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

...to fit with reality with the billions of dollars in increased costs the Legislature is anticipating or discussing.John Boucher, a senior economist with the Office of Management and Budget, said it's challenging to look out five years and project...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-10/budget-officials-grilled-on-10-year-
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Fed money stabilizes state finances

...in Alaska goes through the state, funding programs such as Medicaid, as well as transportation and education, said John Boucher, a budget analyst with the state's Office of Management and Budget. Other big federal spending programs include...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120610/new_746494006.shtml
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Choices tough amid oil decline

...taxes, and even with the coming challenges, there hasn't been any serious talk about moving toward either of those. John Boucher, senior economist in Parnell's budget office, said the state's in a position where "we can manage our way through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-28/choices-tough-amid-oil-decline
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State unemployment remains low in February

...Department of Labor. The monthly jobless rate of 7.5 percent was the lowest ever recorded for the month of February, said John Boucher, a state labor economist. Alaska's jobless rate for the month was still well above the U.S. unemployment rate...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031700/ala_031700ala005.shtml
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Government remains potent economic force

...As a percentage of the overall employment picture, state government has been shrinking," wrote labor economist John Boucher in a January report in "Alaska Economic Trends." That decrease runs counter to trends in other parts of the nation...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042200/ove_0422000022.shtml
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