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House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...that was largely rejected by Gov. Bill Walker.Under the plan unveiled Wednesday...additionally would be contingent upon Walker vetoing legislation that repeals cost-of-living...what happens with the reserve fund vote. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/house-finance-unveils-draft-spending
News
Getting back to 'Tomorrow' proves very difficult

...not what she seems, must find a way to get back to Tomorrowland, whatever it takes. Athena takes Casey to the home of Frank Walker, plays grumpily by George Clooney, who, it turns out, spent quite a bit of time in the magical city before being unceremoniously...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-27/tomorrowland
Arts & Entertainment
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...an unpleasant message from Gov. Bill Walker. If the Legislature can't come to an...in the fall and face a shutdown.Gov. Walker isn't willing to wait. He's said...off July 1 if the budget is unfunded," Walker wrote.The Legislature faces a big task...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...happen in every home. Therefore, I join the sea of Alaskans urging the immediate passage of HB 44.As First Lady, Donna Walker serves as the Honorary Chair of the Alaska Children's Trust. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney and a former Office...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/voices-of-alaska-erins-law-an-ove
Opinion
Walker won't force Juneau as special session venue

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn't agree...but won't take steps to block them.Walker said his highest priority is getting...Juneau.The special session called by Walker convened in Juneau late last month...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-19/walker-wont-force-juneau-as-special-
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House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...stands at $2.1 billion after Gov. Bill Walker signed a partially funded budget May 18...House and Senate adjourned Gov. Bill Walker's first special session and immediately...the budget by the minority Democrats.Walker has said his offers to mediate a deal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
News
Community pauses to remember

...Mike Meredith read words from Gov. Bill Walker at the ceremony held at Leif Hansen Memorial Park at noon. Walker's official statement, released on May...in the state of Alaska. At 3 p.m. Walker called for a Moment of Silence to honor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-25/community-pauses-to-remember
News
What others say: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...Marine Highway System (the Senate cut $1.75 million more, but that was added back). After the House cuts, Gov. Bill Walker tossed a life preserver worth $5.5 million to AMHS through unused fuel trigger funds, a program that subsidizes fuel costs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/what-others-say-amhs-makes-the-be
Opinion
Gillis resignation was over board appointment

Karen Gillis, Gov. Bill Walker's former director of Boards and Commissions...resigned in protest of an appointment Walker's office said never happened.Gillis...position on May 13 after learning that Walker had decided to appoint Roberta "Bobbi...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-20/gillis-resignation-was-over-board-ap
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New fish board member named, not divulged

...The deadline for Alaska Governor Bill Walker to appoint a third person to an open...process that tanked the last person Walker appointed to the position - Soldotna conservationist Robert Ruffner. Walker's office has yet to announce the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-19/new-fish-board-member-named-not-divu
News

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