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.
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For third time in 2 years, state officials cite Skagway Assemblyman for financial disclosure violationsHenry’s checkered candidate disclosure record was discovered when he pleaded guilty to federal tax crimes in early 2016. Henry hadn’t paid income tax for a number of years.