Legislature(2001 - 2002)
2001-01-12 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2001-01-12 House Journal Page 0069 HB 47 HOUSE BILL NO. 47 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making capital appropriations and capitalizing funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 10, 2001, appears below: 2001-01-12 House Journal Page 0070 "Dear Speaker Porter: I am transmitting to you today my proposed capital budget for FY2002. Together with proposals for schools and major maintenance that you will receive separately, it represents a solid investment to meet the most critical needs for Alaska's economic development and basic public services such as education, transportation and public protection. We must address needs such as critical deferred maintenance projects, emergency communications equipment upgrades mandated by the federal government, water and sewer systems, and safety equipment for child protection and public safety personnel. This budget makes necessary investments in these basic areas as well as some strategic economic development projects, such as the gasline development. This $1.2 billion capital appropriations bill includes $100.9 million in general funds and $827.4 million in federal funds. AHFC capital funds remain at $52 million and the $17.5 million AIDEA dividend is again recommended principally for the community capital matching grants program. I look forward to working with you to put together a responsible capital budget for the coming year. Sincerely, /s/ Tony Knowles Governor"