Micciche Discusses Five-Year Plan to Reign in State Spending

As we reported, Governor Sean Parnell and state lawmakers are working to find ways to control the level of state spending amid declining North Slope oil production. State Senator Peter Micciche of Soldotna discussed this five-year plan…


Sen. Micciche(R-Soldotna): “We have a five-year plan coming out from the senate on how to work down the operating budget. You know, its easy to cut down the capital budget, you just don’t build new things, you finish projects that have been on the books for years, you use up the $5 billion in projects that are lying out there that aren’t complete. But operating budget, reducing that, just like you do at cities, just like you do anywhere that has a tendency to creep up over the years. We need to reduce it, we need to prioritize what government can provide, should provide in the State of Alaska, and get to a more responsible budget.”

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