I received this e-mail earlier today and thought I would pass it on.

"Last evening, the Senate finally passed on the FY11 Capital budget, SB 46,  a spending plan, totaling $2.8 Billion

The needless delay by the Senate in moving the bill forward potentially jeopardized many good projects. The unconstitutional language that bundled $400 million in Energy projects and caused the delay is still in the bill – it needs to be removed.  The Senate has included their projects in this spending plan, and the House now has to insert theirs and include some of the projects the Senate failed to include – the total is certain to grow.

SB 46 is up for public hearing in House Finance today at 9:00-12:00 and again this afternoon at 1:30 to 4:00. Your testimony is needed. You will have to sit on the line and wait your turn.

You need to:

Call in to testify at 1-855-463-5009,

Identify yourself and the bill, SB46

When called on by the Chair, briefly testify - limit to 2 minutes

The following are pertinent points to make with your testimony. Use any, all, and add your own personalized comments

 Urge them to

  • Pass a valid Capital Budget
  • Failure to pass a Capital budget puts millions in federal funds at risk
  • Delete the unconstitutional Senate language that puts a $400 million Energy Package at risk, which includes the Weatherization and Residential Energy Rebate Program

As an alternative, you can email your comments to the finance members"


Representative_Bill_Stoltze@legis.state.ak.us                                   Co-Chair

Representative_Bill_Thomas@legis.state.ak.us                                 Co-Chair

Representative_Anna_Fairclough@legis.state.ak.us                       Vice Chair