Legislature(1993 - 1994)
1994-02-09 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1994-02-09 House Journal Page 2318 HB 455 HOUSE BILL NO. 455 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making and amending operating and capital appropriations and ratifying certain state expenditures; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter, dated February 9, 1994, appears below: "Dear Speaker Barnes: Under authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill which makes miscellaneous supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1994 and prior years. The legislation also reallocates current year funding in order to offset some of the projected shortfalls. Supplemental appropriations in recent years have reached the $100 million level. My goal this year was to keep supplementals below the $40 million level and I am pleased that we have done this. Nearly all the requested supplementals are for purposes not within the control of management. Caseloads continue to increase in medical assistance programs and Longevity Bonus. Student enrollment at schools throughout the state continue to climb. Fires break out which the state must fight to protect the life and property of Alaskans. The state must respond to court ordered settlements and grievance awards. We cannot pretend these costs are not there, nor can we turn away from meeting these responsibilities. We continue to live in times of tight revenues. I look forward to working with you on completing a sound financial plan for our state's future. 1994-02-09 House Journal Page 2319 HB 455 Additional information relating to these requests will be furnished to the Finance Committees by the Office of Management and Budget. Sincerely, /s/ Walter J. Hickel Governor"