operating budget

The Alaska House and Senate are moving their work from Juneau to Anchorage. Legislative majority leaders made the announcement the same day the Governor warned state workers of massive layoffs if the Legislature doesn't approve a fully-funded budget. A quarter of the state's 16,000 employees work in Juneau. KTOO's Lisa Phu talked with some of them on their lunch hour at the State Office Building in Juneau.

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No new contracts for the Knik Arm Crossing, Susitna-Watana Dam, Alaska Stand-along Pipeline, Ambler Road, Juneau Access Road, and Kodiak Launch Complex 

Friday Governor Bill Walker called a halt to six mega-projects pending further review. In a prepared statement, he said he’s told all state agencies to stop non-obligated spending on the Susitna-Watana Dam, Knik Arm Crossing, Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline Project, Ambler Road, Juneau Access Road, and the Kodiak Launch Complex.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.