On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.Read more
Posted March 22, 2012 12:09 am - Updated March 22, 2012 12:10 am
Photo: A stand against smoking
Hayden Willy, left, Jasmine Brown, center, and Thelea Savlick, all of Juneau-Douglas High School, take part in the national Kick Butts Day at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Wednesday. The annual event sponsored by the United Health Foundation focuses on keeping youth from using tobacco products.