Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2003-03-05 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0416 HB 75 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75 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, for certain programs, and to capitalize 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 March 5, 2003, follows: "Dear Speaker Kott: The operating budget bill delivered today contains my proposal for the 2004 fiscal year. This Administration has gone through an extensive process to evaluate state programs in order to prepare the state budget. Given our current financial situation, many programs are eliminated or reduced, while some programs are increased. Several of my budget proposals require legislative change to be implemented. The necessary legislation accompanies the budget submission. I look forward to working closely with this Legislature to jointly craft a responsive state budget that efficiently provides Alaska residents essential state services at a cost that the state can afford over the long- term. Sincerely yours, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"