Legislature overrides veto of $28.6M in energy stimulus funds
August 11, 2009
UPDATE: The state Legislature Monday overrode former Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of $28.6 million in federal energy stimulus funding. The money will fund work to better weatherize homes, provide rebates and other financial incentives for businesses and homeowners to install more energy efficiency equipment. It will also fund research on and education about energy efficiency and renewable energy. The money is expected to provide jobs and allow residents and businesses to cut their energy bills and energy consumption. The 45 to 14 vote was the minimum number of votes needed to override the governor’s veto. It received widespread coverage, including in the New York Times Green Inc. blog and Anchorage Daily News. REAP would like to thank legislators and others for all their hard work on this important issue.