Republican Gov. Sean Parnell plans to unveil his proposed state budget tomorrow online and address it in Anchorage.
Parnell is scheduled to speak to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce at noon and hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the budget document for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014.
This follows last week’s Department of Revenue announcement projecting $2 billion less in state income compared to the current budget year. Right now, the state is running off of a budget built from $6.9 billion of unrestricted general fund money.
- The cost of a single icebreaker would exceed the Coast Guard's entire yearly allotment for ship-building.
- "While I don’t think you’ll board to Beyoncé on us in the future, there might be ... a little fresher brand coming from us,” an Alaska Airlines representative told the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.
- Anchorage is also at the silver level as a bicycle friendly community and Juneau is at the bronze level.
- “I don’t see why the state would want to forward fund a festival built around consumption of alcohol,” said Jeff Jessee, CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.