Governor Palin today got the capital projects budget from the legislature, and the sign-or-veto clock began ticking. The legislature’s Finance division shows the $3.9 billion bill passed the last day of this year’s session spends $2.1 billion from the state’s general fund –- which has no restriction on what legislators can do with it. It also spends another $1 billion in restricted funds on which legislators have placed limits. The plan is finished with another $800 million in Federal funds for designated purposes.
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau