On January 17, 2020, the Senate Finance Committee saw a presentation from the Department of Administration regarding the costs of the state’s unionized public employees by bargaining unit from 2009 to 2019. The Alaska Policy Forum has summarized the data in this preliminary report, and the […]
On New Year’s Day, Homer and Haines joined a growing laundry list of Alaskan communities banning single-use plastic bags less than 2.5 mils thick. As of January 1, Anchorage, Bethel, Cordova, Haines, Homer, […]
The Tax Foundation recently released the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks every state according to the burden of various taxes on their economies. Alaska’s overall score was third in the […]
In the Fraser Institute Study: Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2019 Edition The Fraser Institute recently released a report, Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, which […]
This op-ed originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on September 20, 2019. As of Sept. 15, Anchorage retailers can no longer provide plastic bags to their customers. Businesses are allowed to provide paper […]
Open a printable PDF version of the policy brief here. Introduction Several Alaskan cities have already instituted single-use plastic bag bans, and more are considering legislation to regulate the use of plastic bags. […]
Can’t play the video? Watch it on our Facebook page. For more information on on this landmark ruling, check out Janus v. AFSCME: One Year Later.
Transparency is a foremost goal of the Alaska Policy Forum. As citizens, we hold a critical interest in how our tax dollars are used and transparency only serves to better inform our future […]