Committee cuts Governors proposed budget

The House Finance Committee has refused to reinstate many of the millions of dollars in cuts its subcommittees made to Governor Sean Parnell's proposed operating budget.

The committee approved a few amendments that grow the committee's proposed 9 point 7 billion dollar operating budget, but also approved more cuts in addition to the 195 million it has already slashed from the budget.

An amendment by Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole, and committee co-chair Representative Alan Austerman of Kodiak, zeroed out funding for classroom digitization and directed some funds to specific online projects.