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What others say: Alaska needs budget leadership

...spring projection. The department expects a further decline in the following fiscal year.What this means is the state government is facing a $3.5 billion deficit for the current fiscal year, an increase of about $2 billion more than the...
Walker submits pared down capital budget

...spending, cut waste or address any inefficiencies as it puts those plans together."Together, we need to reinvent state government and rationalize our fiscal policy," Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said in a news release.The state is bracing for...
What others say: Whatever you do, don't panic

...could put prices back where they need to be to keep state government afloat.We don't think that will happen, unfortunately...this year. Oil companies slashed jobs, and so did state government. Alaska fell into a deep recession and lost more...
Walker's call for mass resignations a worrying a maneuver

...have been working in their positions for years?State government needs a shakeup every once in awhile and it's a...expertise shouldn't be replaced in a time when state government needs to respond quickly and thoughtfully to the...
Alaska faces $3.5 billion deficit amid lower oil prices

...Alaska's overall financial health sound," she said.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenue to fund the operations of state government. It has ridden this wave before and recovered. One major difference this time, Burnett said, is lower oil production...
Rough road ahead

...US shale oil production will take a couple of years - enough time to seriously harm Alaska's oil industry, our state government and the state's finances. And most of us will be unaware of the pain and suffering to the Alaskan families who...
Kenai Peninsula residents involved with Walker transition team deficits, but at the same time, that's what the status is. That's why you bring people into all areas of state government to find solutions," Navarre said. In fisheries, several Central Peninsula residents have been asked to participate...
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...other things.The committee also said increased mandatory funding and coordination between tribal, federal and state governments are crucial to reversing the trend. The funding process also should be streamlined and less administratively burdensome...
Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaska to 'Rise as One'

...ahead of us.This transition of state government is particularly critical as...strengthen the presence of your state government across Alaska and the delivery...returning to the best kind of Alaska state government with Democrats, Republicans...
Walker fills four more positions

...the previous administration.Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four appointments to the top ranks of state government, including Craig Richards as the state's attorney general. Walker takes office on Monday after defeating Gov...


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