When the Alaska Legislature convenes later this month, it will consider a budget that makes no further cuts to Alaska’s Pioneer Homes.
Juneau Democrat Sam Kito is running for his second full term representing state House District 33. He has no officially recognized opposition.
The Walker administration will aim to leave vacant positions unfilled and give those workers whose positions are eliminated enough notice for them to find new jobs.
Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.
Wrangell residents said they are willing to help the local recreation program, but the U.S. Forest Service’s own rules and practices can get in the way of people trying to volunteer their time or donate money.
“Our goal was to not have anybody laid off. I don’t know that we’ll make that,” said Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks.
The Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than it has in recent years.
Johnsen said if the school remains true to its mission, values, and the needs of the state, it would emerge stronger from difficult times
Ferry fares went up 5 percent for most routes Jan. 1. The hike comes on the heels of a 4.5 percent increase that began in May.
The Alaska Marine Highway System wants more input into in its long-term planning. It’s announced what it’s calling community engagement meetings in six port cities over the next month.