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 May 27, 2012 12:09 am - Updated May 27, 2012 12:09 am
Photo: Pulling together for the big win
Teacher Luann McVey's first-grade class jumps for joy after winning a tug-of-war contest against teacher Katy Ritter's class during Gastineau Elementary School's field day at Savviko Park on Friday. Ritter, left, congratulates McVey on the win.