A few weeks ago the Alaska Policy Forum highlighted an analysis from Key Policy Data, a national data visualization firm. The analysis found that in 2016 Alaska had the second-least productive state and […]
There are many factors in student success, and an opinion piece in the Juneau Empire recently highlighted an extremely important, yet sensitive one: teacher accountability. In his piece, author Win Gruening points out […]
Some good questions were asked this week by state legislators about Alaska’s ballooning health care budget. On Wednesday, January 19 in the Senate Finance Committee meeting, Governor Walker’s Director of the Office of […]
Can you imagine having your property burned to rubble but still being expected to pay full property taxes? That’s the reality for one Alaska couple, Ron & Jane Hunt in Fairbanks. It seems […]
The administration of Alaska Governor Walker is scrounging for every dollar it can get from the populace. His latest move is to duplicate registration that is already achieved by the federal government by […]
Our Senior Policy Fellow David Boyle had an article recently posted on the national EdChoice website. We agree that we should say, “thank you for your service” by giving military families access to […]
We are happy to see the distinguished think tank R Street Institute recently weigh in on Alaska. We agree with their conclusion that, “more taxes will only discourage the investment and growth Alaska needs […]
Military families have greater challenges than most when it comes to finding the best K12 education for their kids. And active duty families favor school choice overwhelmingly–75%.
KTUU reports that the Anchorage Assembly has passed a new gasoline tax. Our assembly members have apparently expressed intent to lower property taxes commensurate with the amount of the new gasoline tax. How […]
We have written before about Direct Primary Care but a new video does a good job of explaining it and showing how this free-market movement is shaking up health care: Check out the […]
The recently-released PEAKs student test scores should be eye-opening for parents, students and every Alaskan who values public K-12 education. Unfortunately, these recent test scores are not just an anomaly; they are further […]
The Tax Foundation, the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit organization has published their take on the governor’s tax proposal. Highlights: “When Alaska’s legislature convenes in the year’s fourth special session on Monday, […]
We note that it is very difficult for the average Alaskan to follow the goings-on of legislators when they are in Juneau. We are giving Alaskans an easy way to find out how did their legislators vote and how much liberty did they vote for–our legislator report card. We all get report cards in life–our legislators should be no different.
Anchorage teachers: Here’s a great way to save about $325. You can offset the loss of your PFD by the governor to buy groceries, gas, clothes, anything you want with YOUR money.
The Alaska expert on government unions has his say on Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz supporting a 37% pay raise for the police chief. Is overtime really overtime or something else?