Palin's veto ax lops $268 million from budget

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  1. Revmitchell

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    TENSION: Some legislators say cuts were unnecessary and went too deep.

    By SEAN COCKERHAM
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    Published: May 24th, 2008 12:26 AM
    Last Modified: May 24th, 2008 04:19 AM

    Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday axed about 10 percent of the spending that state legislators approved for hometown projects.

    This is the second year in a row Palin vetoed projects dear to legislators. She said lawmakers stuffed the $2.7 billion state capital budget too full.

    "There were things like dealing with killer shrubs and Zamboni blades that are not the state's highest priority at the time," Palin said on Friday.


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  2. LeBuick

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    There was also a bill to study sea lions left in the budget which makes me wonder what she cut. Either the things she cut were so ridiculous they reminded her of the bridge to nowhere or she trimmed the meat and left the fat. Either way, per capita, Alaska has the rest of the country beat by a long shot. I don't know if this election was good for them from that perspective.
     
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    Do you have some reliable sources to prove the Alaska per capita statement, or was that something obtained from liberal blogs? I'd be interested in seeing some reliable stats. Thanks.
     
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    It's all over the net so hard to miss but I don't know which source you call reliable.

    USA Today

    Here is an article with Seattle which is dated before her selection

     

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