Parnell pitching his legislative agenda

Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell is pressing lawmakers to pass his legislative agenda - what he calls an "economic growth plan for Alaska."

His priority list includes projects that have either generated little interest in the Legislature, like suspending the state motor fuel tax, or failed to garner consensus on funding. Parnell's $400 million merit scholarship proposal falls into that category.

Parnell said he's met with leadership in both houses. The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn April 18, but Parnell said there's still plenty of time to address a package of priorities that he says will create jobs and opportunities for Alaskans.

Parnell's also calling for a "reasonable" capital budget.

Sen. Bert Stedman on Tuesday called the capital budget being crafted a jobs-based bill.

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