By Larry Barsukoff This op-ed was originally published by the Anchorage Daily News on February 14, 2020. Remember the Exxon Valdez? Of course. Now name another major industrial accident in Alaska. Some of you […]
By Kenneth Artz This article was originally published by the Heartland Institute on February 7, 2020. The Trump administration proposes opening most of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) to oil […]
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 February 12, 2020, APF Executive Director Bethany Marcum gave the following testimony on SB 6, “An Act relating to early education programs provided by school districts; relating to funding for early education […]
Please see below the press release for APF’s policy brief, “It’s Time for Alaska’s K–12 Advocacy Groups to Focus on Student Outcomes.” Read the report here. Click here to open the PDF in […]
By David Boyle Click to open the PDF in a new tab. Introduction Many K–12 education advocacy groups in Alaska receive significant amounts of public funding for their internal operations, and dedicate […]
Below is the PowerPoint presentation from APF Senior Education Research Fellow Bob Griffin‘s testimony at the Senate Education Committee hearing on February 4, 2020.
By Jacob Posik This op-ed was originally published in the Anchorage Daily News on February 9, 2020. In 2016, Maine voters approved a ballot initiative that established the use of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in state […]
Please see below APF’s press release on the Tax Foundation report, “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” Read the summary of the report here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC, has released a detailed report titled “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” In the report, author Jared Walczak begins by describing the situation in […]
By Nicholas Begich III This op-ed originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on January 18, 2020. On Friday, a group submitted an application to once again change the rules when it comes […]
On January 15 at Turnagain Elementary, the Governor of Alaska, the Alaska Commissioner for Education, and State Senator Begich announced in a press conference new education legislation to address the 3rd grade literacy […]
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, […]
By Duggan Flanakin This article was originally published by The Heartland Institute on December 24, 2019. For the second time in less than decade, the Alaska Supreme Court will decide on the merits […]
By Donna Arduin Kauranen This article was originally published in Must Read Alaska on December 11, 2019. One year ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted a budget representing the starting place for his budget […]
Click here to open the press release as a PDF in a new tab. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Policy Forum (APF) has published new interactive maps of the 2019 Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s […]