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.
- Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johson said the crime bill made it less risky to commit property crime and its intended rehabilitation options haven't come online yet. At the same time, state prosecutors are pursuing fewer cases because of state budget cuts.
- Edgmon said he’s hopeful the Legislature will reach a fiscal solution that is both balanced in terms of serving vulnerable populations and sustainable into the future.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will give his State of the State address from the Alaska State Capitol. Live coverage on Gavel Alaska and KTOO begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
- Alaska's senators had called on Trump to quit. They say they'll attend in support of the peaceful transition of power.