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Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...that has not been budgeted if the fund source is not state general funds. Procedurally, the governor notifies the LB&A...next six years, and save more than $100 million in state general funds. Medicaid expansion also means up to 4,000 new...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-18/voices-of-alaska-medicaid-expansi
Opinion
Peninsula hospitals measure impact of state reimbursement rate freeze

...reduce their budget." Statewide, eliminating the inflationary increase is expected to save $8 million from the state general fund. However, Richards said if the rate remains frozen for several years, it could create difficulty for CPH. "This...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-15/peninsula-hospitals-measure-impact-o
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University of Alaska to cut programs

...But state employees were also promised a 2.5 percent pay raise this year. Half of that will be paid through state general funds but the university system has to cover the rest, said University of Alaska Southeast Vice Chancellor Michael Ciri...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-12-1
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Walker seeks input to balance budget

...circumstances, taking half of the Fund's annual earnings could generate $1 billion to $1.5 billion for the state general fund. If the annual dividend were capped, say at $1,000 per year, that could reach $2 billion a year or more...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-04/walker-seeks-input-to-balance-budget
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Building a sustainable future: Conversations with Alaskans

...the coming year proposes to spend $5 billion in state general funds. We expect to receive only $2 billion in general...off every state employee whose salary comes from state general funds, it would still not balance the budget. We simply...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-31/building-a-sustainable-future-con
Opinion
Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...of expansion, the other half will be paid by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and thereafter from the state general fund. Reach Ben Boettger at ben.boettger@peninsulaclarion.com

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/medical-administrators-look-at-impli
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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

...spend the money."The total FY 2016 capital budget is $1.28 billion and includes $113 million in unrestricted state general funds, about $40 million less than the governor included in his version. It represents the state's leanest capital...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Inlet rebound comes at cost to state during price plunge

...tax liability. This money never shows up in the state general fund because the companies do not have to pay it, although...This is money that must be appropriated from the state general fund because it is an actual expenditure by the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/inlet-rebound-comes-at-cost-to-sta
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Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

...is the population.This year's budget deficit alone, estimated at $3.5 billion, is bigger than the entire state general fund budget in 2006, Teal said.Gunnar Knapp, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-18/alaska-faces-lean-budget-times-as-oi
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Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...operating budget expenditure of $10.1 billion in state general funds, an increase over $9.85 billion in total state...2015 budget.Parnell did reduce the expenditure of state general funds by 3.8 percent mostly through reductions in personal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-14/walker-faced-with-widening-deficit-s
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