Posts Tagged ‘alaska’

Alaska Funds PERS Retirement for Alaska Municipal League Employees

This is a reprint of an article which we posted on May 17, 2010.  Today, it is even more relevant because the CEO of the Alaska Municipal League, Kathy Wasserman, is arguing against recently filed legislation shifting more of the PERS costs to local governments. These are the same government interests...
March 29th, 2016 | Accountability | Read More

Startling state unfunded liabilities

(NCPA) NCPA’s Unfunded Liabilities report takes a sobering look at state pension plans. Alaska’s unfunded liabilities are 42% of the state’s GDP. Read the report <here>
September 24th, 2010 | Fiscal Policy | Read More

Alaska Watchdog: Board to approve state’s retirement funds

By Kirsten Adams  Nearly a year after the close of the 2009 fiscal year, financial reports on the public employees’ pension systems for that year are finally complete, and ready for review by pension management. The Alaska Retirement Management Board, tasked with keeping an eye on Alaska’s multi-billion...
June 24th, 2010 | Recent News | Read More

Anchorage VA clinic: $76mil, 184,000 square feet

(KTUU) Patients and staffers at Anchorage’s veterans’ clinic have waited two years for this day: the opening of their new building on North Muldoon Road. Less than seven miles from the site of the new crime lab, the new clinic measures 184,000 square feet, but with a price tag that should...
May 17th, 2010 | Accountability, Economics, Issues, Policy | Read More

Alaska Watchdog: Rising salaries contribute to growth of PERS/TRS unfunded liability

By Kirsten Adams A recently released evaluation of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) revealed more than $16 billion in unfunded liabilities, a number that has more than doubled since 2001. The evaluation, conducted by Buck Consultants and presented to the Alaska Retirement Management Board...
May 17th, 2010 | Fiscal Policy, Health Care | Read More

Beluga whales blamed for Anchorage port construction problems

(ADN) The Anchorage port cost has doubled from an estimated $375 million to $750+ million, and the expected  completion date has moved from 2015 to a likely 2020. The ICRC is now seeking a new contractor to fix existing issues and complete the project. Read the article <here>
May 11th, 2010 | Accountability | Read More

Cruise ship head tax cut expected to pass Legislature

(Business Week) Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed reducing the $46-per-person tax to $34.50, and allow deeper offsets for local head taxes for ships stopping in Juneau and Ketchikan. Some form of the tax is expected to pass before session ends April 17. Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Policy | Read More
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