Alaska House of Representatives schedules final vote on capital budget

ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - The Alaska House of Representatives will hold a third and final vote on Monday for legislation that would fund capital budget, enabling the state to receive nearly $1 billion in federal funding for highway and construction projects.

The vote on Senate Bill 2002 comes after two prior votes fell short of achieving the needed three-quarter supermajority.

A vote earlier this week fell just one shy of the needed 30-member support.

The house minority had previously failed to support passing the capital budget as a means to deliver a full statutory $3,000 Permanent Fund dividend.

SB 2002 also contains “reverse sweep” language, which would refill accounts that pay out scholarships to college students and a fund that helps rural Alaskans with their power bills.

This motion is the final opportunity for the capital budget to pass the Legislature and to then be transmitted to the governor.

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