April 23, 2004
"I appreciate the hard work put forth by members of the House in getting to this vote," Murkowski said. "It underscores what the people of Alaska have been telling us for years, that is, they want government spending under control. They want a leaner, more efficient and effective state government. The cost containment reforms begun by the Republican majorities over the past 6-8 years are reflected in this vote. This administration has limited the Constitutional Budget Reserve draw and significantly reduced spending from prior years, and this vote supports what we have been doing.
"This spending limit is
the first component of a realistic and workable fiscal package.
I especially want to thank Speaker Pete Kott and Rep. Bill Stoltze
for their hard work, perseverance and leadership in giving the
people of Alaska the opportunity to vote on this important issue."
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