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State workers voice frustration as layoffs loom

State workers voice frustration as layoffs loom

State workers are sharing selfies with their potential layoff notice on facebook in an effort to show lawmakers the impact of the budget gridlock.

After months of gridlock, House passes operating budget

By a vote of 32-8, lawmakers advanced a 5.1 billion dollar budget early Saturday after nearly 3 days of negotiations.  The budget heads to the Senate for consideration.

State lawmakers struggle to reach budget compromise

The Alaska House adjourned for the evening Thursday without passing an operating budget. Members had hoped to finalize a budget and send it to the Senate before going home.

Thousands of state workers face could face pink slips

Pink slips loom as budget standoff continues

Governor Bill Walker used his line item veto authority Monday, forcing lawmakers to resume work on a budget that partially funds the government

Governor rolls out new budget, with education increases

The total budget is 1.5% higher than the original proposal passed by the legislature Monday.

Legislature passes budget but multi-billion dollar shortfall remains

The Alaska Legislature has passed a state spending plan but a vote to draw money from a state savings account to pay for the budget failed to gain enough votes. The decision raises questions about how the state will pay for basic services in the coming year.

Capitol quiet as budget negotiations continue

The Senate and House will meet this weekend, almost a week past the legislature's scheduled adjournment date of April 19.

Lawmakers call state's strained budget a 'sinking ship'

Disagreements over the state's operating budget continue to keep lawmakers in Juneau past the 90-day session.  Members of the Senate Finance Committee spoke out Tuesday for the first time since the session was extended Sunday night.