Senate passed its version of the state capital budget Wednesday afternoon.
Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens anticipates working out the differences with the
House and having both bodies pass the budget by session adjournment time on
The City of
Kodiak's Pier 3 replacement is funded to $18-million in the Capital budget,
with an additional $15-million in the Ports and Harbors general obligation
bond, which is subject to statewide voter approval.
had anticipated having to find money on its own to pay for a portion of the
project, but if the bond passes, the project will be fully funded.
villages have transportation infrastructure funded. Old Harbor airport
expansion is budgeted to receive $4.5-million, while a new city dock and ferry
terminal for Port Lions would receive $3-million. A new terminal will allow the
ferry Kennicott to dock there, as it's too large for the current dock.
State Airport improvements has $26-million budgeted, all of which is federal
pass-through funds, and also appeared on the governor's budget.
ticket item for the Kodiak area is $30-million, which is all state funds and
also requested by the governor. That's for construction of a launch pad capable
of handling medium-lift rockets at the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape.
Parnell's requests for House District 36 was just over $71-million. The Senate
added another $58-million, for a total of $129.7-million. The State House will
also likely have requests of its own, and the two bodies will reconcile their
versions in the next few days before sending it on to the governor.