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Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...these reductions, we still have to draw $2.7 billion from savings to make up for state revenue losses caused by low oil prices.Writing a budget to meet our changing circumstances required a team effort. The budget I introduced to the legislature...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid would be "foolish" to pass up federal money that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the...
Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

...incentives that don't drain its resources, he said.The state is running deficits, a situation exacerbated by low oil prices, and is using money from savings to help balance the budget.In a letter to legislative leaders Monday, in which...
What others say: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...Pipeline System.Slashing payouts to the oil industry is the necessary move if Alaska is ever to balance its budget amid low oil prices. No entity, whether private business or governmental, should be getting a free ride, let alone taking more from...
Route change, bigger pipeline on table

...R-Anchorage, said in an interview. "The state is already dealing with multi-billion dollar budget deficits due to low oil prices. Even paying for its current 25 percent share of costs of a possible $50 billion-plus project, may be difficult...
Voices of Alaska: Don't blame oil tax reform for budget deficit

...oil tax reform for Alaska's current budget deficit is just plain wrong.Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands...
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices, Gov. Bill Walker said. In an opinion piece structure that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period...
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...for union workers, among other things. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit this year and next amid low oil prices.Lawmakers are taking a break from floor sessions until May 12, though finance committees have been meeting. Here's...
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...cost-of-living increases in negotiated union contracts at a time when the state faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and state positions are being cut.The House plan also was incomplete, still needing language to be added to authorize...
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...while others question whether pay increases should be given when the state faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and state jobs are being cut.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said in a phone interview that he's hopeful a resolution...


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