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Energy Independence, Development, and EnvironmentalStewardship
Governor Palin’s cornerstone accomplishment is
AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During thePalin administration, TransCanada and Exxonformed an alliance to build a natural gas pipelinefrom Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor
, the project was expanded andrevised from what previousgovernors had proposed with anopen policy process for theAlaskan people. More progresswas made on this effort than inthe previous 30 years. This is thelargest private sectorinfrastructure project in NorthAmerican history and helps putus on the path to energyindependence.
Her Alaska’s Clear and Equitable
Share (ACES) legislationreformed oil taxes to make it inline with the state constitution,provide incentive fordevelopment, and removedcorruption from the taxstructure.
Governor Palin’s administration
opened up drilling for oil andnatural gas at Pt. Thompson forthe first time in decades.
Governor Palin created the
Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity
Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and aClimate Change Subcabinet tocomprehensively and honestlyevaluate climate change.
Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for thestate of Alaska by 80% during her administration,requesting only earmarks that would benefit thecountry as a whole.
Governor Palin reduced spending in her budgetfor Fiscal Year 2010 by more than
the previous governor’
s Fiscal Year2007 budget, a 9.5%
reduction in spending.Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared
to Governor Murkowski’s FY2007 budget of nearly
$11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled hercampaign promise to forward fund education,allowing districts greater flexibility andpredictability in their planning.
She vetoed half a billion dollars inspending, the largest veto in state history.
Governor Palin opposed much of
the “stimulus”, want
ing only to accept 55%of the money allocated to Alaska,specifically only dollars dedicated toinfrastructure
projects. Although theAlaskan legislature ultimately overturnedher veto, she stood firm on hercommitment to help Alaska to becomemore self-sufficient while not adding to theskyrocketing national debt.
Governor Palin invested $5 billionin state savings.
Governor Palin reformed Alaska’s
public employee retirement system tomake it solvent.
Walking the Walk on FiscalResponsibility
Governor Palin sold the private jetpurchased by the previous governor. Shestated it was an unnecessary financialburden on the state, and it was impracticaland
unable to land on many of the state’s
To cut costs that would be incurred by using apersonal driver, the governor drove herself fromWasilla to her office in Anchorage. She also
dismissed the governor’s personal chef
at theExecutive Mansion.
“Will we chart our
own course, or willWashington engineerit for us?