Legislature(2013 - 2014)

2013-01-16 House Journal

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2013-01-16                     House Journal                      Page 0047
HB 65                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 65 by the House 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."                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 14, 2013, 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 2014 (FY 2014).                                                                                          
My budget proposal for FY 2014 continues our goal to restrain the                                                               
growth of the operating budget while providing opportunities for                                                                
Alaskans. Our budget priorities are established in the State'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 long-term 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