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Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Fairbanks area interrogated Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken and Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney as to why DOT had not made changes to its schedule that would close the $12.5 million...
Layoffs on the horizon for state employees

...are currently vacant or are expected to be vacant through attrition or retirement," said Director of the Office of Management and Budget Pat Pitney during a press conference. Dennis Geary, acting Business Manager for the Alaska Public Employees...
Uncertain year for mega-projects

...operating costs, current obligations and the potential consequences of delaying or terminating their work to the Office of Management and Budget by Jan. 5. Alaska North Slope crude prices in the $60 per barrel range are hitting the state coffers hard...
Walker proposes $65M supplemental budget for current year

...providers stemming from Alaska's problem-plagued Medicaid payment system.The budget released on the Office of Management and Budget website Tuesday also includes about $785,000 for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which is charged...
Voices of Alaska: Parnell shows strong support for higher education

...of support for higher education here in Alaska. These examples -drawn from data provided by the state's Office of Management and Budget - demonstrate real accomplishment through sustained work with legislators, education leaders, and employers...
Panel proposes more school money, pension option 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 the potential budgetary impact of the committee proposal...
Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

...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 what Medicaid will cost, for example, or what...
Project draws attention to renewable energy goal

...of Alaska's electricity in an average water year. Wind provides less than 1 percent.The governor's Office of Management and Budget has reported the state's renewable-energy portfolio has grown steadily since 2008.Millett, R-Anchorage...
Pros, cons of new coastal management program debated

...government certifies the program -- is estimated at $5.4 million, according to Gov. Sean Parnell's Office of Management and Budget. The state Commerce commissioner, however, provided a first-year program estimate of $2.9 million...
Fed money stabilizes state finances

...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 defense, both salaries and procurement, as well as transfer...


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