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Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a $262.5 million supplemental budget bill Wednesday.
"The state has unanticipated and significant costs that will have to be covered this year through supplemental appropriation legislation," Dunleavy said.
The governor says these are some of the key items in the bill, according to a press release from his team:
- $110.5 million in state funds to cover expenses following last summer’s wildfires in Southcentral and the Interior
- $3 million in state funds for infrastructure repairs from the 2018 7.1 magnitude earthquake
- $128 million in state funds for Medicaid services
- $6.7 million in state funds to hire new Alaska State Troopers, Wildlife Troopers, and purchase equipment.
- $1 million in state funds for the Pioneer Home Payment Assistance Program
- $6 million in state funds to achieve full capacity at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute
- $12.05 million in Marine Highway receipts for the Alaska Marine Highway System