House Democratic Leadership Discusses Proposed Budget Cuts

Tools

by Maggie Young

The House Democratic Leadership expressed their views on Governor Parnell's school budget cuts.

With Governor Parnell's proposed $1.6 million cuts for Alaska schools for the 2012-2013 school year, Democrat House officials said that he's short sighting the state's education .

They pointed out that education was only 6th place on his priority list on his State of the State speech.

They said  that the budget cuts will ax some of the school system's most important programs and that the state is not doing its best for its youngest generation.

"It is unacceptable in the wealthiest state in the nation to be in this situation with education," said House Minority Leader, Beth Kertula. "The governor is flat funding. He is not meeting inflation. He is not looking forward to the future by not being sure that Alaska has a great education system." 

The caucus is expected to have a press availability with more focus on education later this week.

 

 

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.