Remember when you were a kid and just loved to jump and splash in puddles after a rain or during breakup? Remember how as a kid you loved to sail stick boats in […]
Want to know reasons not to expand Medicaid in Alaska? Here’s a research driven report at end of this article.
What do you think are the most dangerous jobs in Alaska? Police officer? Firefighter? Crab fisherman? Here’s the list from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Want to see what the public employees in Ketchikan are paid in salaries/wages and benefits? Here is a basic listing for your review. Compare this with Anchorage in an earlier posting.
Supreme Court wins one for the kids in New Hampshire. Thanks Institute for Justice.
The mystery of the Muni of Anchorage payroll has been unraveled. We constantly hear foggy figures and quotes from both sides on public employee compensation. Well, here is the unvarnished truth for you, the employer and taxpayer, to determine the value of provided services.
Will throwing more money at public schools improve education for students? That’s what the GAS group believes. Alaska spends more per capita on public education than 49 other states and ranks near the bottom in results.
Wouldn’t it be great to have an outstanding teacher in every Alaska classroom? Alaska can make that happen by improving its education colleges so it can graduate top notch teachers who can motivate our students to excel.
Remember the ASD saying it needed the State to increase the BSA by $404 this year or 200 teachers will be let go?
During the recent legislative session we heard cries of “Increase the BSA, $404 this year, and $125 for each of the next two years”. Unheard from the vocal supporters of spending more money […]
How can Alaska help rein in the spending in Washington, DC? Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute says that Alaska can lead the way.
For many of us who follow education progress and reform in Alaska and the other states, we have noted that many organizations support the status quo. Why is that? Let’s take a look […]
In the interest of providing as much transparency as possible, the Policy Forum is posting the payroll for the Anchorage School District. This allows the citizens of Anchorage and Alaska the opportunity to […]
Did you know that there are special interest groups that really stand to gain financially from the passage of bond issues? Some of these groups are architects, construction contractors, consultants, and labor unions. […]
Don’t you wonder who donates to the candidates running for the Anchorage Assembly and the School Board? Well here it is in all its unvarnished truth.
Are you getting value from your public employees in Anchorage? Here is detailed listing for you to decide. This is the “whole ball of wax”. Take a look for yourself.