Governor Sean Parnell on Wednesday (5/28) signed Alaska’s budget bills into law. With all funds, including Permanent Fund dividends, Federal dollars, and Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations, the budget totals $12.8 billion. The budget also reduces general fund spending by $1.1 billion.
The governor did not cut any projects from the final list.
Capital projects in Ketchikan funded with state dollars include:
- $1.1 million to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for Ketchikan Shipyard’s land-level berth II.
- $2.2 million for Ketchikan Pioneer Home deferred maintenance
- $132,000 for deferred maintenance at the Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility
- Designated funds of $620,000 for the Borough Biomass Heating project
State funding also provides $1 million for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Federal dollars include:
- $7.5 million for South Tongass Highway paving from Herring Cove to the end of the road.
- and $1 million for road widening from Dearmount Street to Saxman.
You can find more information about capital projects throughout the state by following the following links.