JUNEAU -- The Alaska House on Sunday passed a $2.9 billion state infrastructure budget.
Sunday's 37-2 vote came near the end of the last day of the Legislature's regular session. The measure now goes to the governor.
The figure does not include a roughly $450 million bond issue for state transportation projects.
The spending bill includes hundreds of projects in communities across Alaska, from big-ticket items such as bridge, airport and highway repairs to funding for non-profits to equipment in schools.
(Read the whole list here)
Rep. Mike Doogan spoke in opposition of the bill, saying the state cannot sustain this level of spending. Lawmakers also considered a $9.5 billion state operating budget. Rep. Bill Stoltze, who carried the bill, said he's sensitive to concerns about spending. But he noted there was an agreed-upon capital spending limit this year, and lots of good projects in the bill.
Download the capital budget, broken down by House district, here (PDF).