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UA 2015 budget proposed

Big projects expected to decrease in future years

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 11:05pm  |  Updated: September 27, 2013 - 12:05am
University of Alaska President Pat Gamble, left, speaks during the Board of Regents meeting at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Thursday.  Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
University of Alaska President Pat Gamble, left, speaks during the Board of Regents meeting at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Thursday.

The proposed 2015 operating budget for the University of Alaska system was revealed at a board of regents meeting in Juneau Thursday. The $933.3 million budget proposal includes $383.7 million from the state; the budget is $30 million less than what the board of regents requested for the 2013-14 academic year.

“If you look around our campuses and see a lot of construction work going on, those were dollars that were appropriated a few years ago,” University of Alaska President Pat Gamble said. “Nothing’s coming in now, so in a few years you’re not going to see that kind of work. It’s going to be a dry spell.”

The proposed budget includes a request of $37.5 million for deferred maintenance.

Gamble pointed out that 2015 is the fifth and final year of the governor’s 5-year plan to reduce the state’s deferred maintenance backlog.

“Those kinds of days are over. I think we are not going to get that kind of support for deferred maintenance again,” Gamble said. “You’re not going to see deferred maintenance in this budget except for what the governor promises us this year.”

The board of regents is expected to vote on the proposed budget at Nov. 6 meeting in Anchorage. The budget is still subject to approval by the state Legislature and the governor.

 Contact reporter Jennifer Canfield at 523-2279 or at jennifer.n.canfield@juneauempire.com. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/canfieldjenn.

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