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Category Archives: Government

Sep 26, 2019
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You may recall that in 2016 the Obama Administration proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum salary thresholds for exempt positions.  These changes more than doubled the minimum threshold and impacted many of our nonprofits in the state.  At the eleventh hour, the proposed changes were enjoined by the U.S. District Court … [ Read More ]

Jun 28, 2019
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A message from Laurie Wolf, President and CEO Today, Governor Dunleavy used his line-item veto to cut over $400 million from the FY2020 state budget, adding to $280 million in cuts already made by the legislature. These cuts represent some of the largest we have seen to health and human services in our state’s history. … [ Read More ]

Feb 13, 2019
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To Alaska Nonprofit Leaders: This morning the Governor’s office released its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. All budget documents can be found on the website for the Office of Management and Budget. I encourage you to examine the proposed budget and understand what it can mean to your mission and your organization. I also encourage … [ Read More ]

May 14, 2015
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Alaska’s Congressional Delegation announced it will hold the 2015 Federal Grants Symposium at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and visit with representatives from federal agencies offering grants and loans. Additionally, there will be training … [ Read More ]

Sep 17, 2013
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The National Council of Nonprofits has alerted us to a conference call to be conducted by the White House on Friday regarding the process for helping uninsured individuals enroll for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for factual information on ACA and how it … [ Read More ]

Jun 28, 2012
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After nearly a decade of explosive growth, federal spending in Alaska has turned flat. A new analysis of federal spending in Alaska by Scott Goldsmith, professor of economics at ISER, finds that except for temporary stimulus funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, federal spending in the state has been roughly the same … [ Read More ]

Feb 13, 2012
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If your organization has been discussing a potential capital project with lawmakers in Juneau, the deadline is near for submitting that project. Legislators are finalizing their “wish lists” right now. Consider giving the legislator who’s working with you a call.

Dec 22, 2011
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Despite signs the economy is improving, nonprofits that rely on state money should brace for at least two more years of tough times, a new report warns. Read more-

Oct 31, 2011
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The Foraker Group is actively working with the National Council of Nonprofits to save the charitable giving incentive, which is at risk as part of the budget negotiations going on right now in Washington D.C. Federal tax law currently provides an itemized deduction to encourage individuals to give to charitable organizations whose missions they support. … [ Read More ]

Oct 9, 2011
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This action alert was issued by the National Council of Nonprofits last week. Please consider if your organization should be involved.