Senators Joe Paskvan, Dennis Egan, and Gary Stevens during the closeout hearing of the Senate Finance DEED Subcommittee, March 20, 2012
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Governor Parnell Budget Vetoes: Capital Budget, Operating Budget, Education Funding


Governor Parnell signed the FY 13 budgets Monday, May 14, including SB 182 and the General Obligation Bond bill, and held a press conference to review his vetoes.  Education items vetoed were all related to early learning:
·    $1.2 million from HB 284 (operating budget) for Pre—K grants
·    $2,860,000 from SB 182 (education funding) for Parents as Teachers
·    $973,000 from SB 160 (capital budget) for the Pilot Pre-K Program expansion

Link to budget documents and details on the press conference.....