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Channel 2 NewsAnchorage police say a former bookkeeper entrusted with handling money for people with disabilities is charged with embezzling over $90,000 from them, including funds set aside for their burials. APD spokesperson Dani Myren says Ruby M. Brooks, 35, faces...
Channel 2 NewsA handful of Alaska's schools have asked for assistance in order to better prepare for a lockdown, according to education Commissioner Mike Hanley. In light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many districts have expressed concerns regarding...
The Associated PressThe Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $1.8 billion capital budget, which, if it stands, would be the smallest in years. Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer had warned the budget for next fiscal year would be "significantly smaller" than in past years,...
Channel 2 NewsIt’s been a juggling act for some Alaska school districts, between funding teacher salaries, infrastructure improvements and classroom instruction supplies. "You'll probably see an education package come out of the Senate," said Senator Pete...
Channel 2 NewsOn Friday, the Senate Finance Committee continued to put the finishing touches on Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform bill or SB21 as it is known in the legislature. "There is a dark cloud moving from the Senate Finance Committee to the floor...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan rejected several municipal unions’ offer of a one-year pay freeze Thursday, setting the stage for a continuing confrontation over a proposed ordinance that would limit their powers. In a letter to representatives of the...
The Associated PressThe Senate Finance Committee has rewritten its oil tax bill, releasing it a day after members expressed shock at the fiscal impact on the prior bill. The latest version bill shows the state would lose $775 million to $875 million next year, based on...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell's oil tax reform bill is facing another round of changes, just weeks after it was altered by the Senate Resources Committee. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee made several committee substitutes. "The base rate, we did...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Railroad Corp. says it will have to lay off more than two dozen people and leave a similar number of positions unfilled, due to budget shortfalls that have forced it to restructure the organization. The move comes after what the railroad...
Channel 2 NewsYou need not look any further than a couple blocks from Alaska's capitol building to see what the potential effects of an $8 million cut to behavioral health would have on Juneau's Polaris House. Executive Director Dorothy Green says her facility...
The Associated PressThe House Finance Committee has unveiled a $9.7 billion state operating budget. That's 2 percent less than the governor proposed. An analysis of the bill shows the proposal is lower than Gov. Sean Parnell's for all agencies, except for corrections,...
Channel 2 NewsA co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee says he'd like the state to finish capital projects before funding new ones. Sen. Kevin Meyer told reporters Tuesday that that is his own goal, and that he hasn't spoken with the House Finance co-chair or...
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