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2010-07-09 House Journal Page 2649 HB 300 The following letter was dated June 3 and received June 4, 2010: 2010-07-09 House Journal Page 2650 "Dear Speaker Chenault, On this date I signed, with line item vetoes, the following bill passed by the second regular session of the Twenty-Sixth Alaska State Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing: CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 300 "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date." Chapter No. 41, SLA 2010 [Effective Date: See Chapter] The budget I presented to the legislature limited State agency growth to 2.2%, while preserving services important to Alaskans. I appreciate the careful consideration and support from the legislature of this request. House Bill 300 as passed by the legislature contained appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011 totaling $8.5 billion, of which $5.4 billion is general fund. The budget includes special appropriations for tax credits, revenue sharing, and direct deposits to the retirement system costs, and includes funding for public education, the university, public health and safety, transportation, resource development, and funding for State government programs, services, and grants. The FY2011 operating budget I submitted to you was a responsible, fiscally conservative budget given the current revenue forecast and economic conditions. I appreciate that the legislature shares the administration's concern about the size and growth of the budget and that you made few changes to my request. Through line-item vetoes, I have reduced the appropriations in HB 300 by $35.9 million including deleting fiscal notes for legislation that did not pass this session and for bills that did not become law. I have also vetoed $2,920.4 million relating to the fiscal note for SB 13 that expands Medicaid eligibility. As SB 13 progressed through the 2010-07-09 House Journal Page 2651 legislature, I was not made aware that expansion of Medicaid eligibility included funding abortions through Denali Kid Care. I am opposed to expanding eligibility for publically funded abortions and will not sign SB 13 into law. The enclosed spreadsheet contains a summary of the vetoed appropriations including the appropriation cite, fund source, and the reason for the veto. Sincerely, /s/ Sean Parnell Governor" A spreadsheet from the Office of the Governor, Office of Management and Budget, pertaining to budget vetoes accompanied the letter and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office.