The state should manage its own budget before it manages Alaskan familie’s budgets. Reducing Alaskans’ budgets reduces the size of the general population. Reducing the state’s budget reduces the size of government. Legislators and governor it’s your choice. Which will it be?
Is Alaska #1 or maybe #50 in fiscal health? It all depends on what one looks at to determine the fiscal health. Accounting for long term liabilities such as pensions and retired government employee health care, Alaska ranks closer to #50 in fiscal health.
We all should be concerned with value whether provided by the private sector or the public sector. When we pay property taxes and other taxes to fund local government services we should also know what those taxes are paying for and if we are getting value.
Some things that happen in Juneau are just simply amazing. How about “smoke and mirrors”, “monkey business” and the ever-tempting “bait and switch”?