Rep. Les Gara: Governor’s Education Proposal Really $10 million Over Last Year, Not $30 million

REPRESENTATIVE LES GARA
(907) 465-2647
www.replesgara.com
rep.les.gara@legis.state.ak.us
CONTACT: Rose Foley 
Legislative Aide

 

March 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rep. Les Gara: Governor’s Education Proposal Really $10 million Over Last Year, Not $30 million

Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) released the following statement on the governor’s proposal to give additional one-time funding to Alaska’s schools.

"The governor shouldn't suggest a $10 million increase over last year is a $30 million increase. It’s less than 1 percent more than last year's school funding and is roughly one quarter of what schools need just to keep up with inflation. The governor gave all his other departments inflation adjustments for salary and fuel increases, just not for Alaskans’ educational opportunity."

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