Legislature(2017 - 2018)

2018-01-16 House Journal

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2018-01-16                     House Journal                      Page 2183
HB 282                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 282 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
         "An Act making appropriations, including capital                                                                       
         appropriations, and other appropriations; and providing for an                                                         
         effective date."                                                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  

2018-01-16                     House Journal                      Page 2184
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 15 follows:                                                                     
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
I am transmitting a bill entitled the Alaska Economic Recovery Act.                                                             
The Act includes $386 million in fiscal year (FY) 2019 capital                                                                  
appropriations, of which $98 million will be supported by federal                                                               
funds, and $280 million with unrestricted general funds. The Act will                                                           
put Alaskans to work, address the State's and communities' growing                                                              
deferred maintenance liability, and provide confidence to Alaska                                                                
businesses and investors.                                                                                                       
The Act focuses on the maintenance needs of schools, the university,                                                            
and State facilities. It also provides for critical infrastructure upgrades                                                     
and community and housing support. These much-needed investments                                                                
in Alaska's economy will be supported through a limited payroll tax                                                             
proposed in a separate bill.                                                                                                    
The Walker Administration looks forward to working with the                                                                     
Legislature to pass this bill and put Alaskans to work.                                                                         
Thank you for your consideration of this bill.                                                                                  
Bill Walker