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Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner over budget
Hoffman calls 25 percent proposed cuts to education ‘unacceptable’
House fills key leadership roles
House majority, minority taking shape.
State examining sending inmates out of state to save money
The idea is in its early stages.
Senators baffled at proposed reductions to public safety departments
Budget staff expected the criticisms.
Alaska’s radio, TV contribution on the chopping block
Dunleavy’s budget would cut state funding for public media.
‘To hell with politics’: House speaker elected after two Republicans cross party lines
Partisan politics be damned.
Experts: State could lose tens of thousands of jobs if budget proposal goes through
The budget director says the PFD could help offset losses.
Signer of Alaska Constitution, Jack Coghill, dies at age 93
He was a political icon in the state.
Governor proposes cutting almost half of university’s total operating budget
It would be the largest budget cut in the university’s 100-year history.
Proposed Medicaid, health care cuts spark outrage
One health care advocate called the budget proposal “outrageous.”
Governor proposes cutting ferry funding at the end of the summer
Administration hopes private contractor will take over.
Marijuana industry testifies against governor’s control board nominee
“There’s this undercurrent of trying to push back the marijuana industry.”
Legislators brace for unknowns of Dunleavy’s budget
The budget comes out Wednesday.
Crime bill held up over conflict of interest
Lawmakers say new ethics rule too ‘fuzzy.’
Health insurance costs strain school districts’ budgets
Health insurance accounts for 16 percent of one district’s budget.
No-bid contract for psychiatric institute raises questions
A previous report advised against privatizing the institute.
The opioid crisis costs Alaska more than $1B per year, and it’s going to keep being costly
The cost of an epidemic.
State changing system for recording crimes
Costs to municipal agencies remain unknown.
Ethics restrictions too broad, some lawmakers say
They believe the intentions of the law are good.
State of Judiciary time, date set
It comes between visits from senators.