Dec 18 2012
Kodiak Launch Complex Tops Parnell's Kodiak Funding Plan
Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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            Governor Sean Parnell released his proposed capital budget on Friday, and in it was a smattering of projects for the Kodiak area. The governor is proposing just $1.4-million of state money for District 35, which includes Kodiak Island and Cordova.
            There is $30.6-million in funds that are a “pass-through” from the federal government – they are largely for transportation projects, including $200,000 for the Whittier Airport master plan, $2.5-million for maintenance and operation of the Whittier Tunnel, and $27.6-million for further improvements for the Kodiak State Airport. There is another $300,000 in federal funds for deferred maintenance at the Kodiak National Guard Armory. The $600,000 project includes $300,000 from state coffers, too.
            The Kodiak Launch Complex gets the lions share of state funds headed to House District 35 - $900,000 for maintenance and $165,400 for modernization.
            There is also $25,000 for maintenance at state parks in the Kodiak region.
            Total state and federal funding proposed by the governor for Kodiak is $31,990,400, though the State House and Senate will both chime in with pet projects needing funds.



Kodiak/Cordova (HD 35)                                            State $            Fed $        Total $
Military & Veterans Affairs
Alaska Aerospace Corporation Maintenance AP         900,000                             900,000

Military & Veterans Affairs
Alaska Aerospace Corporation AP                             165,400                              165,400
Kodiak Launch Complex Modernization

Military & Veterans Affairs
Kodiak Armory Deferred AL                                      300,000        300,000         600,000
Maintenance

Natural Resources Parks and Outdoor Recreation AL     25,000                             25,000
Deferred Maintenance - Kodiak
Region

Transportation Kodiak - Airport Improvements AL                           27,600,000     27,600,000
Transportation Whittier - Airport Master Plan AL                               200,000            200,000
Transportation Whittier Tunnel - Maintenance and AL                        2,500,000       2,500,000
Operations

Kodiak/Cordova (HD 35) Subtotal                               1,390,400         30,600,000     31,990,400