"If it wasn't for them I would not be accepted anywhere. I have tried many places to get in," she said.
A lot of people rely on the clinic, which is now at a critical point in its nearly 40-year existence.
"We are way too small. We're crammed into this clinic and we need to expand services," Joan Fisher, the center's executive director said.
The clinic bought land in Midtown just off of C Street, and for now it's just sitting there, waiting for state money so they can build a new clinic
"Well it's a big deal and we've been working on this project for several years, since about 2002," Fisher said.
The $9 million project is just a fraction of this year's more than $3 billion capital budget.
The budget also includes money for the Port of Anchorage and a new UAA sports arena, among other things.
The Legislature approved the spending, but Parnell has the final say, and he's made it clear that he thinks the spending plan is just too big.
In a statement, the governor said his budget review is being done with an eye to spending less, saving more and creating private sector jobs. Parnell says legislators understand he'll be using the veto pen to accomplish these ends and that the state simply cannot count on the price of oil remaining high forever.
"I feel for him, I honestly do. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes," Fisher said.
Parnell has until the second week of June to make his decision.
This capital budget ranks as one of the largest Alaska has seen in at least a decade.
The senators and representatives who voted for it insist that it is within the state's means and that it will help spur the economy.
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