Mat-Su Republican Mike Dunleavy warned that the cuts would be deep before announcing them at a Thursday meeting.
Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday led a Choose Respect rally to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Hours later a Senate subcommittee zeroed out the state funding that supports the program.
Of the $2 million worth of budget cuts, the largest is almost $700,000 for high school activities.
Public radio and TV in Alaska could lose $2.5 million next year if a proposed state budget cut goes through.
The latest budget cuts under consideration by one committee would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau.
The commission makes policy recommendations to the legislature and the governor to improve the health of Alaskans and control health care costs.
Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.
Kirk Duncan took over Parks and Rec Jan. 5. He says he’ll bring new ideas.
Suspense around Gov. Bill Walker’s budget started building on Wednesday.
Budget director Pat Pitney previewed some of Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed cuts before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.