Governor Offers Mediator to Legislature, Sends State Worker Notices

first_imgWalker said the offer has been extended to legislative leaders although they had not heard back as of 1:30 pm. Matt Peterson said he was called early this morning and has cleared his schedule this week in an effort to help reach an agreement. He added that there is no other choice than to find a way to fund the budget because otherwise it is “a check that bounces.” Gov. Walker: “We hope that this process works and we also hope that this process isn’t necessary because they come to a resolution very quickly.” Notices have begun being mailed to around 10,000 state workers and if the state goes through with the layoffs, Alaska’s unemployment could hit 9%, the worst in the nation.center_img Peterson: “I have a plan as to how I would like to proceed, I’ve cleared my calendar for the rest of this week and I’m prepared, starting this afternoon, to meet with the House leadership and the Senate leadership as the governor has asked me to make myself available to do whatever I can to help the process of helping negotiations between the sides so that we can come up with a final budget that we can move forward with our finances this year. Beyond that I can’t really discuss any specifics.” Fees for the mediation from Peterson would be out of the governor’s budget. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker has called in a mediator to offer services to the legislature as around 10,000 layoff notices are sent out and the budget standoff continues.last_img read more

Benzema: I swear to God, I’m ready to fight – Football…

first_imgReal Madrid striker Karim Benzema is ready to switch to martial arts after he finishes football.He was answering questions from his followers, with an inquiry coming from French kickboxer Fuad Ezbiri, with whom the footballer is friends and has trained in the past.Gulliver/GettyImages“I love martial arts, it’s true. I love to train, we’ve already trained together. Why not train with you 6 months after the end of my football career? If you decide I’ll be ready to fight, no problem. I swear to God , I’m in.Working hard. I pay a lot of attention to everything I do, I take care of myself, I try to squeeze the most out of myself. I know my career is not starting now, but age means nothing, “said Benzema. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more