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ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed the Permanent Fund Protection Act and this year’s budget bills into law Wednesday, surrounded by Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program students in Anchorage.
“This fiscal package is a statement of our shared values as Alaskans,” Governor Bill Walker said. “Passing a sustainable budget and the Permanent Fund Protection Act are the biggest steps Alaska has taken in the last five years to turn the corner toward a stable future. Supported by Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, these bills invest in public safety, public schools, and guarantee our children will receive the same benefits from the Permanent Fund and its dividends that we do today.”
Key facts about the overall fiscal package include:
Governor Walker used his executive authority to veto four line-items from the budget: