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What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...has begun exploring alternate methods of funding state government that don't require votes of members outside of...budget deficits in future years.The easy way to fund state government is to draw from general fund revenue - money that...

...Game Commission's decision raises questions about private property rights. "We find it odd and inappropriate for state government to interfere with philanthropic activities conducted responsibly by a private landowner on private lands to offset...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...revenue from the oil industry, and a drop in capacity or a dip in crude oil prices can mean multi-billion dollar state government deficits. Alaska is experiencing both.Though Shell is drilling in federal waters, Alaska hopes the federal government...
Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...president with Moody's Investors Service who tracks state government finances. Previous recoveries were broader, she...The Census Bureau recently reported that total state government tax collections in fiscal year 2014, which in most...
What others say: When is it time to talk revenue?

...program is expanded. Yes, Medicaid dollars fit the definition of "revenue" in technical terms, but expanding state government through federal dollars isn't the kind of long-term sustainability Alaska needs if we're to ever ween ourselves...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...state is facing amid a crash in oil prices. But state government would be left with partial funding for the coming...been on cutting spending and reducing the size of state government before beginning in earnest any discussions about...
Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...a health care system currently dealing with 9,239 unprocessed applications. The 2010 Affordable Care Act gives state governments incentives to offer Medicaid to individuals earning below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty level - for Alaska residents...
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...a budget proposal, but the state government could be left with just partial...budget reserve to cover costs of state government. House minority leader Chris...spending and reducing the size of state government before beginning in earnest...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...three-fourths vote would be called for to authorize a draw from the constitutional budget reserve to help cover costs of state government. In the House, Democratic support would be needed to meet that threshold.Tuck said House Speaker Mike Chenault...
Legislature headed for overtime

...Alaska, which relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government, is facing projected multibillion-dollar deficits...has been on spending cuts and reducing the size of state government before beginning any discussion on additional revenue...


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