Legislature funds capital budget, restores university scholarships and other programs
August 1, 2019
The Alaska House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2002 on Monday, July 29.
S.B. 2002 funds the capital budget, which allows Alaska’s private sector to access $1 billion in federal funds for highway and construction projects.
The legislation also contains important “reverse sweep” language, which reverses the governor’s unprecedented action to zero out university scholarships for 12,000 students, increase rural energy rates by eliminating Power Cost Equalization, and take away grants from organizations that serve domestic violence victims and the homeless.
Because the Senate p...