02/04/15 - 11:02pm
JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has proposed a $65 million supplemental spending bill, including $50 million in unrestricted general funds.
The supplemental budget is intended to cover unanticipated costs for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Details on Walker’s budget plan for next year are expected Thursday.
Alaska faces multibillion-dollar budget deficits for this year and next amid a crash in oil prices. While the state plans to dip into savings to get by, Walker and lawmakers have been bracing the public for cuts.