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2020-01-21 Senate Journal

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SB 154                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 154 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                               
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
          "An Act making appropriations, including capital                                                                      
          appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                                                          
          reappropriations, and other appropriations; making                                                                    
          appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for                                                                 
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 17:                                                                                 
Dear President Giessel:                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State’s capital                                                          
budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.                                                                                               
This budget utilizes $135.6 million in Unrestricted General Funds                                                               
(UGF), $75.5 million in Designated General Funds (DGF), and $52.7                                                               
million in Other State Funds to leverage $1.1 billion in Federal Funds.                                                         
The FY 2021 proposed capital budget makes important investments in                                                              
projects that generate economic activity for our State, provides                                                                
matching funds for federal transportation, water and sewer programs,                                                            
and funds deferred maintenance programs for aging State assets. The                                                             

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FY 2021 capital budget also supports housing and energy efficiency                                                              
programs to assist Alaska families, and proposes important resources                                                            
for the men and women of law enforcement to fulfill their duty to keep                                                          
our communities safe.                                                                                                           
I look forward to working with the Legislature to produce a FY 2021                                                             
capital budget for Alaska.                                                                                                      
Mike Dunleavy