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2012-01-17 House Journal

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2012-01-17                     House Journal                      Page 1347
HB 284                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 284 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         

2012-01-17                     House Journal                      Page 1348
    "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                    
    program expenses of state government and for certain programs,                                                              
    capitalizing funds, amending appropriations, and making                                                                     
    reappropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 13, 2012, follows:                                                              
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State's operating                                                        
budget for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY 2013).                                                                                          
My budget proposal for FY 2013 continues our efforts to foster                                                                  
opportunity for job growth and economic opportunity for Alaskans.                                                               
Our budget priorities are established in the State of Alaska's                                                                  
Constitution - resource development, transportation/infrastructure,                                                             
education, and safe homes and communities for Alaskans.                                                                         
I am proposing a reasonable operating budget that holds the line on                                                             
government spending and looks to provide a more stable and secure                                                               
future for our families. With budget discipline, targeted spending, and                                                         
managing our savings, Alaska's cash reserves and excellent bond                                                                 
rating will provide us with economic opportunities for years to come.                                                           
I look forward to working with the Legislature to finalize the operating                                                        
budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Thank you for your consideration                                                           
of this bill.                                                                                                                   
Sean Parnell