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What others say: Budget reality

...major changes in the budget situation, the AMHS cuts are likely just the beginning. There's now little doubt that state workers and those of us who rely on state services and funding - in other words, all Alaskans - are in for some rough sailing...
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...president of both Cordova District Fishermen United and United Fishermen of Alaska. "But nothing like this."State workers and fishermen have been noticing drops between a half-pound and a pound in the size-at-age, which is the fish's...
Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget month in case a fully funded budget isn't reached.During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Walker said state workers who had been notified they could be laid off will get better letters "advising them the layoff notices have been rescinded...
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...hopeful a resolution can be reached soon. The new fiscal year starts July 1, and notices have been sent to thousands of state workers warning of layoffs if a fully funded budget isn't passed by then. The current 30-day special session is scheduled...
What others say: Legislators should buckle down, end budget uncertainty

...30 million in compromise items such as funding for state worker cost-of-living adjustments, senior benefits, early...from a local frustration to a national laughingstock. State workers living paycheck-to-paycheck would have difficult...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...reimburse a portion of school bond debt payments. They also voted to repeal scheduled 2.5 percent pay raises for certain state workers not covered by unions.Supporters of efforts to cancel planned raises for union and nonunion workers said it was an...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...administration works to find $30 million to fund the contractually negotiated cost of living allowance increase for state workers.Alaskans are starting to feel the effects of these spending cuts. From Southeast communities that will see reduced...
Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

...crisis, the immediate fiscal needs so that we can continue to move forward."With the budget cuts, it's expected state workers will be laid off. The state plans to take advantage of retirements and attrition as much as possible to address position...
House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan

...being sent. Notices are scheduled to be sent Monday to state workers warning of potential layoffs if a budget isn't passed...hotline has been set up and information posted online for state workers regarding the potential partial government shutdown...
Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...said the governor's budget plan does not include the scheduled 2.5 percent cost-of-living raises for certain state workers not covered by unions. Lawmakers passed a bill repealing those raises.Compared with the compromise budget, Walker's...


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