Tammie Wilson goes rogue on capital budget

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The capital budget finally showed up in House Finance Committee today, but it came in the form of a committee substitute that baffled committee members, since few, if any of them had seen it before.

Even the Senate Finance majority members had not seen the Wilson House Committee Substitute.

Rep. Tammie Wilson, co-chair of House Finance in charge of shepherding the capital budget along, put $10 million more toward addiction treatment, $4 million toward the Interior Energy Project. In another move sure to surprise, she used $16 million from the Power Cost Equalization monies to open up the Palmer prison. That’s money that belongs to rural Alaska.

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