...including grants and tuition, according to the release. The request goes against recommendations from the office of management and budget, according to the release. The office's recommendations included the university spending $15.8 million...
There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.
UA's budget strategy is akin to climate change denial There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.
To invoke a baseball metaphor, Carly Fiorina has been called up from the minors to the major leagues.
The University of Alaska expects to need $27 million more next year from the Alaska Legislature to fund operations. The state's Office of Management and Budget says it should expect $15.8 million less.
On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.
Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker's administration. The overall cost for the proposed 705-foot dam in the upper reaches of the Susitna River has been pegged at $5.
The state ferries will run mostly as scheduled this summer despite significant budget cuts looming, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced May 12.
As state employees waited for an official announcement of Gov. Bill Walker's new budget, warnings of potential position cuts and layoffs filtered through union representatives to their constituents.
How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state's notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit.
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