by Ted Land
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Gov. Sean Parnell has made it clear-- the state needs to save money.
But some lawmakers are concerned about what this means for their communities.
They were hoping to bring home millions and say that might not happen this year.
The issue is the capital budget, which helps pay for roads, schools, power plants; any kind of improvement on the state's infrastructure.
Parnell has been meeting with House and Senate leaders, starting the conversation about how the state's budget will take shape.
"What I've said is in my capital budget I'm building room in for you, Senate, you, House, to put the projects in that you think are important and to discuss the ones that I've put in," Parnell said Tuesday.
The governor proposes spending about $300 million for state agencies—that's money for the university and state buildings which need things like maintenance and furniture.