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Good News for Education in Alaska


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."


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Governor 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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