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Walker not sure legislators can wrap fiscal work by Sunday


JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that as much of an optimist as he is, he doesn't see state legislators wrapping up work on all the pieces needed for a fiscal plan by the scheduled end of the regular legislative session Sunday.

Walker wants lawmakers to approve a fiscal package to help dig the state out of a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by low oil prices. He sees as key elements reduced state spending, a restructuring of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings and the dividend program, and new revenues that include a broad-based tax. He considers an income tax or a sal...

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