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State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...time when state spending is under renewed scrutiny as Alaska grapples with multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid low oil prices.The firm Perkins Coie was hired in a contract running from July 8 to Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska for...
Robin Davis: Exerienced, cooperative leadership needed

...well as times of need. My Priorities:? The best interests of the people of District 1. - During this period of low oil prices, I promise to do my best to keep people employed and our local businesses viable.? Education - John F. Kennedy stated...
Assembly District 1 candidates discuss issues

...the borough?Davis: First, during this period of low oil prices, I promise to do my best to keep people employed and...sustain borough infrastructure. During this period of low oil prices, it is imperative that we prioritize our limited resources...
October session on TransCanada buyout coming

...project by continuing to spend millions on pre-front end engineering and design, or pre-FEED, work during a time of low oil prices, he said.Still to be resolved are financial agreements among the state and producers, which need to be hashed out...
Voices of the Peninsula: Permanent Fund earnings should be part of budget solution needed for the state and its residents to thrive in the years ahead. Years of falling oil production, painfully low oil prices and state spending - even with this year's substantial budget cuts - already have emptied out one state savings account...
AKDOT budget cuts limit winter road clearance

...storm," Reese said. "We have to be prepared for the worst and we want the communities to realize the impacts that lower oil prices are having our ability to maintain the roads to a level that has in previous years been enjoyed by our state."The...
Alaskans eager to learn amount of upcoming payout

...state is running on a $3.5 billion deficit, according to Walker's office. It's a situation exacerbated by low oil prices, and the state is using money from savings to help balance the budget. But the money in the permanent fund is in...
As state tightens belt, Community Revenue Sharing program may dry up

...and appropriates money for it each year, but did not appropriate any additional funding for it for FY16, due to lower oil prices, according to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. The state cannot distribute...
Kenai airport reserve lease rates rise after appraisal

...and freight transport, the high lease rate increase contributed to an already difficult business climate caused by low oil prices. He said that although Kenai owns the land that his two buildings sit on, he owns the buildings himself - making...
Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

...option fiscally." Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government and is facing large deficits amid low oil prices. It is using savings to help balance its budget.No decision has been made yet on whether to build the project...


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