Good News for Education in
April 08, 2005
"The 'big news' about the supplemental budget was largely
overlooked today--and it's good news for education," said
Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski in his weekly radio message today.
Murkowski said, "I approved
$854 million in early funding for Alaska's schools. I spoke last
week about my commitment to education in my weekly radio address
and this week's message is a continuation of that message. I
explain the fast track supplemental and that in it, I approved
early funding for education."
He said, "In addition,
my proposed budget for 2007 represents a 29% increase in education
funding since I took office. I've proposed and won increases
in per-student school funds every year: 4% for 2004; 9.8% for
2005; and 7.9% for 2006."
Signs Fast Track Supplemental; Approves Education spending, vetoes
non-traditional sources of funding - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Thursday
signed into law Senate Bill 98, the "fast track" supplemental
bill for fiscal 2005, providing for necessary or unexpected costs
to state government and early funding for Alaska schools. - More...
Friday - April 08, 2005
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