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.
Here are some reasons why Senator Murkowski should have voted to open debate on Obamacare repeal and replace. Debate and transparency are good things.
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 […]
Paul Jenkins at the Anchorage Daily Planet has an article on the impact of internet privacy rules/regulations newly passed by the FCC and their impact on Alaska moving forward in both business opportunities […]
K12 spending outpaces the rate of inflation in Alaska by nearly two times. How much more money will the education industry demand?
The Alaska House Majority, also known as the Muskox (MuskRat) Caucus is insisting on an income tax before it agrees to any budget with the Senate Majority (Republican). The Fake Crisis for more […]
Where will Governor Walker get the money to fund HIS gas line? YOU.
The current debate in the legislature over an income tax is mostly a battle of government unions wanting more of Alaskans’ wealth.
Have you ever wondered who supports your legislator during campaigns? Well, here is a very easy way to find out.
Here at the Alaska Policy Forum we believe that transparency is always the best public policy. As the state’s only free-market think tank, we believe transparency is the key to a more educated, […]
Lots of Fake News coming out of Juneau. Do you trust legislators to tell you the truth or are they beholden to special interests? Hold on to your wallets–here come taxes, taxes and more taxes.
What should the state fund? What are the funding priorities? Should the state measure the performance of activities it funds or just dole out the money? These are questions the legislature should be asking of the bureaucrats and Administration.
Legislators are pressured by special interests and lobbyists to keep funding their programs. Here is $161,000,000 in savings culled from SB22, the governor’s budget. Read it and tell legislators you do not want to have your PFD fund these programs.
How do we as citizens limit the growth of government if our elected officials won’t? How about a Spending Cap in the Alaska Constitution?
Can Alaska have a budget plan that balances the budget in 5 years without taxes, fees or increasing other revenue streams? Check this article out for Senator Dunleavy’s plan.
“That’s true,” says NEA executive director Terry Herndon. “There’d be no department without the NEA.” Is the NEA responsible for the beginning of the U.S. Department of Education as payback to Jimmy Carter?