One Stop Shopping for Legislative Bills and Legislators’ Report Card

One Stop Shopping for Legislative Bills and Legislators’ Report Card

We note that it is very difficult for the average Alaskan to follow the goings-on of legislators when they are in Juneau. We are giving Alaskans an easy way to find out how did their legislators vote and how much liberty did they vote for–our legislator report card. We all get report cards in life–our legislators should be no different.

The (im)moral vision of the NEA

The (im)moral vision of the NEA

What kind of vision animates those who oppose school choice?

What Would Dr. King Say?

What Would Dr. King Say?

About the word “sectarian” in the Alaska Constitution…

Now Available: Ben Chavis DVD

Now Available: Ben Chavis DVD

Get your copy of Dr. Ben Chavis’ talk in Anchorage.

Free Enterprise versus Government Enterprise

November 11, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Alaska Governor Walker announced what he thought was big news this week regarding a natural gas pipeline. We’ve looked beyond the hype with renown Alaskan energy expert Dave Harbour and Alaska conservative blogger Suzanne Downing. Harbour notes that the “nationalized” North Slope natural gas project is not feasible and that consumer interests are best protected […]

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Health Care

Free Market Health Care?

We have written before about Direct Primary Care but a new video does a good job of explaining it and showing how this free-market...
Oct 27, 2017 10:18

Energy

Free Enterprise versus Government Enterprise

Alaska Governor Walker announced what he thought was big news this week regarding a natural gas pipeline. We’ve looked...
Nov 11, 2017 6:07

Education

Survey Says–Military Families Favor Education Savings Accounts

“We got orders and we’re moving this summer.” These can be some of the most challenging words a military member can...
Nov 9, 2017 18:00

Accountability

It’s Time For Educational Accountability in Alaska

The recently-released PEAKs student test scores should be eye-opening for parents, students and every Alaskan who values...
Oct 25, 2017 13:19

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Free Enterprise versus Government Enterprise

Alaska Governor Walker announced what he thought was big news this week regarding a natural gas pipeline. We’ve looked beyond the hype with renown Alaskan energy expert Dave Harbour and Alaska conservative blogger Suzanne Downing. Harbour notes that the “nationalized” North Slope natural gas project is not feasible and that consumer interests are best protected […]

November 11th, 2017 | Energy, Recent News, Resource Development | Read More

Survey Says–Military Families Favor Education Savings Accounts

Military families have greater challenges than most when it comes to finding the best K12 education for their kids. And active duty families favor school choice overwhelmingly–75%.

November 9th, 2017 | Education, Recent News | Read More

New taxes for Anchorage

KTUU reports that the Anchorage Assembly has passed a new gasoline tax. Our assembly members have apparently expressed intent to lower property taxes commensurate with the amount of the new gasoline tax.  How long will that last? When was the last time taxes were lowered and stayed at the lower level?   The Alaska Trucking Association […]

November 8th, 2017 | Recent News, Taxes | Read More

Free Market Health Care?

We have written before about Direct Primary Care but a new video does a good job of explaining it and showing how this free-market movement is shaking up health care: Check out the video: http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/10/16/doctors-direct-primary-care

October 27th, 2017 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

It’s Time For Educational Accountability in Alaska

The recently-released PEAKs student test scores should be eye-opening for parents, students and every Alaskan who values public K-12 education. Unfortunately, these recent test scores are not just an anomaly; they are further evidence that Alaska’s K-12 education system needs some drastic reforms, and quickly. Otherwise, this state will continue to lose ground in its […]

October 25th, 2017 | Accountability, Education, Recent News | Read More

Leading Tax Experts to Alaska Legislature: Whatever You Tax, You Get Less Of

The Tax Foundation, the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit organization has published their take on the governor’s tax proposal. Highlights: “When Alaska’s legislature convenes in the year’s fourth special session on Monday, the Last Frontier State will test the frontiers of tax policy by considering a new twist on a very old tax. America’s […]

October 24th, 2017 | Fiscal Policy, Recent News, Taxes | Read More

Online maps of 2017 Alaska public school test results now available

The Alaska Policy Forum has released online maps visually depicting school test results from the recently released Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS. The PEAKS assessment is a general overview of public student performance at grade-level standard for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Two maps are available, one for Anchorage schools and a […]

October 18th, 2017 | Education, Transparency | Read More

Chronic School Absenteeism: More to the Story

On Sep 18, Charles Wohlforth posted an opinion piece in the ADN with a headline that read:  “A fourth of Alaska students are chronically absent. No wonder test scores are so bad.”   In his piece he says, “If parents are satisfied with ignorance, so will their children be.” Sorry Charles, there’s a bit more to […]

October 6th, 2017 | Education | Read More

One Stop Shopping for Legislative Bills and Legislators’ Report Card

We note that it is very difficult for the average Alaskan to follow the goings-on of legislators when they are in Juneau. We are giving Alaskans an easy way to find out how did their legislators vote and how much liberty did they vote for–our legislator report card. We all get report cards in life–our legislators should be no different.

September 18th, 2017 | Accountability, Featured, Recent News | Read More

Governor Walker Obsessed with His Gas Line Moves the Line in the Sand Deadline

Deadline, what deadline? Line in the sand, what line? Governor Walker, do you intend to use our PFDs to pay for your gas line? Please come clean.

September 4th, 2017 | Energy, Recent News | Read More

Anchorage Teachers, Give Yourself a Raise– A Mini-PFD

Anchorage teachers: Here’s a great way to save about $325. You can offset the loss of your PFD by the governor to buy groceries, gas, clothes, anything you want with YOUR money.

August 30th, 2017 | Education, Labor, Recent News | Read More

Mayor Berkowitz “Balancing” Salaries on Backs of Taxpayers

The Alaska expert on government unions has his say on Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz supporting a 37% pay raise for the police chief. Is overtime really overtime or something else?

August 15th, 2017 | Labor, Recent News | Read More

Alaska gets its Rightful Place on the U.S. Map

Finally, Alaska gets its rightful place on the U.S. map in national medium. Alaska is not depicted as being next to Hawaii or off the Baja coast.

August 2nd, 2017 | Recent News, Resource Development | Read More

AK Capital Budget & Non-Mission Critical Items

Look at this if you want to see excessive spending (some pork). Think of this in terms of your PFD and value the items at $1,000–last year’s PFD.

July 27th, 2017 | Fiscal Policy | Read More

Open Letter to Senator Murkowski on Obamacare Repeal & Replace

Here are some reasons why Senator Murkowski should have voted to open debate on Obamacare repeal and replace. Debate and transparency are good things.

July 26th, 2017 | Health Care, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Recent News | Read More

Tax Thee, Not Me

During the current legislative session, Representative Seaton (R, Homer) introduced an income tax bill (HB115) that passed the House but got little traction in the Senate.  Apparently, Representative Seaton believes that the state bureaucracy cannot be slimmed down and that Alaska is not spending enough money on its services.  The House voted 22-17 (one excused) […]

June 26th, 2017 | Fiscal Policy, Recent News | Read More
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