Parnell still says he is going to cut the budget by $400 million. I wish he'd give up the heavy-handed threats. Alaska just went through a costly special session in May, partly because Governor Parnell threatened to veto capital spending projects for districts who opposed him.
Of course, I would like more education and social service funding, but this is the best budget our legislature could craft. Governor Parnell, do you really think your judgement is that much better than the collective wisdom of our House and Senate?
Oh, and Parnell... if you are so concerned about balancing the budget and maintaining our $11 billion budget reserve, stop trying to reduce our revenue with your flip-flopping 2 billion dollar-a-year tax cuts. Go ahead and sign the budget already!