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2012-01-17 Senate Journal

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2012-01-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1229
SB 161                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 161 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                               
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
          "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."                                                                                     

2012-01-17                     Senate Journal                      Page 1230
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 13:                                                                                 
Dear President Stevens:                                                                                                         
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