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Panels recommend cuts in Alaska budget

 


JUNEAU (AP) — Work furloughs. Cuts to public broadcasting, pre-kindergarten programs and the University of Alaska system. Closure of a youth detention facility in Nome.

These are among the recommendations that have emerged as House subcommittees tasked with delving into state department budgets were finishing their work. The House Finance Committee will consider the recommendations in drafting its version of the state operating budget. It plans to take public testimony Monday through Thursday.

State leaders face tough decisions as they grapple with a multibillion-dollar deficit exacerbate...



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