The status of Alaska’s budget

"There is no perfect plan, other than the plan that gets done," Walker said. "The worst plan [is] the plan of doing nothing, and continuing on the course that we are on." Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN
“There is no perfect plan, other than the plan that gets done,” Walker said. “The worst plan [is] the plan of doing nothing, and continuing on the course that we are on.” Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN
Lawmakers are in the final days of the regular legislative session and there is still a lot of daylight between the budget plans of the House and Senate and the Governor. Where do the fiscal plans stand currently and what are the potential impacts to the state’s economy?

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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