Senate passes $174 million capital budget

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The Alaska Senate today passed a capital budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The $174 million spending in will be matched by over $1 billion in federal funds for roads, highways, airports, and clean water for villages.

Key items in the capital budget include:

  • $71 million for statewide deferred maintenance
  • $25 million in receipt authority for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to allow the corporation to accept private funds to finish the federal permitting process
  • $16.5 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System for ferry vessel overhaul
  • $12 million to access $52 million in federal funds for village safe water projects
  • $2.5 million to Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources to connect North Slope communities to resources
  • $2 million in federal receipt authority for the Department of Natural Resources to address spruce beetle infestation
  • $60,000 to access $6 million in federal funding for community block grants

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