Alaska Statutes.
Title 37. Public Finance
Chapter 7. Executive Budget Act
Section 60. Governor's Recommendation.
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AS 37.07.060. Governor's Recommendation.

(a) The governor shall formulate the operating and capital improvements programs and financial plans required to be recommended to the legislature by AS 37.07.020 after considering the state agency proposed program and financial plans, and other programs and alternatives that the governor considers appropriate. The plans must include the governor's recommended missions and results, recommended strategies to implement the missions and results, recommended measures for determining whether the missions and desired results are achieved, including an assessment of whether prior year missions and desired results have been achieved, recommended operating program for the succeeding fiscal year, recommended capital improvements program for the succeeding six fiscal years, recommended programs for the upgrading of public buildings and facilities prepared in accordance with AS 35.10.015, and recommended revenue measures to support the programs.

(b) The governor shall present the proposed comprehensive operating and capital improvements programs and financial plans in a message to a joint session of the legislature before the fourth legislative day following the convening of the legislature in regular session. The message must be accompanied by an explanatory report that summarizes recommended goals, plans, and appropriations. The report must contain

(1) the coordinated program goals and objectives which the governor recommends to guide the decisions on the proposed program plans and budget appropriations;

(2) the governor's operating program and budget recommendations for the succeeding fiscal year organized by agency as required by AS 37.07.020(a);

(3) the governor's capital improvements program and budget recommendations for the succeeding fiscal year and capital improvements program for the succeeding six fiscal years which must include

(A) a description of each project, its estimated cost for the year construction is to start and the estimated cost of the project adjusted for inflation over the estimated period of construction, and the source of financing for the project; the project description for a new building or a new facility or for a major addition to a building or facility should include a site plan, preliminary drawings, and architect's or engineer's total cost estimate for the project;

(B) a summary of projects previously authorized and not yet completed;

(C) a summary, listed by agency, of all previously proposed projects that have been deferred beyond the six years covered by the plan and the year in which construction has been rescheduled to begin;

(D) a forecast of the debt structure of the state and the various debt ratios over the life of the state's bonds outstanding, bonds authorized and to be issued, and bond authorizations recommended in the plan;

(E) a description of additional revenue measures needed to finance the plan in lieu of debt;

(F) bond election bills to authorize the bonds required to fund the projects scheduled for the first three years of the plan;

(G) projections of population of the state and its regions and communities;

(H) economic data and projections necessary for the evaluation of the plan;

(4) a summary of state receipts in the last fiscal year, a revised estimate for the current fiscal year, and an estimate for the succeeding fiscal year;

(5) a summary of expenditures during the last fiscal year, those authorized for the current fiscal year, and an estimate for the succeeding fiscal year;

(6) any additional information that will facilitate understanding of the governor's proposed programs and financial plans by the legislature and the public.

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