When a person runs for elected office we should expect truth regarding that person’s guiding principles. In October 2014 then-candidate Bill Walker stated his principles on free markets, PFDs and right sizing the Alaska State government. We ask Governor Walker: “Where are those principles now?”. Or were they ever there?
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.
Some things that happen in Juneau are just simply amazing. How about “smoke and mirrors”, “monkey business” and the ever-tempting “bait and switch”?
Here are the facts in an easily read chart to compare Alaska to the other 49 States and the District of Columbia.
Do Alaska school boards contractually require school superintendents to improve learning? And what is the recourse when that does not happen?
Where would you reduce the State Of Alaska budget? Here are some great ideas–what do you think?
Here is a listing of those “educational” institutions that high school graduates attend using their Alaska Performance Scholarship funds. Now these educational/training organizations may be providing some great instruction to post-high school students. […]
Do you believe that Alaska college students should use your PFD or their PFDs to pay for their education?
Here is a post from Politico which may shed some light on Alaska’s quandary on its troubled Alaska Measurement of Progress (AMP) test: “IS ALASKA MAKING ‘EVERY EFFORT’ TO ADMINISTER TESTS? After major […]
What would you do if you had a mentally challenged student that wasn’t receiving adequate educational services from your school district? You should support your child and do everything you can to change the law so your child can thrive.
Mayor Berkowitz believes that our publishing of the Muni of Anchorage payroll is “inflammatory” not “informational”. Does he want to keep the general public in the dark on its employees’ payroll? We will shine the light and provide transparency as our agenda.
We have just received a copy of the Fairbanks North Star Borough payroll for 2015. As you can see, there are no employee names which is unfortunate and the listing is by position […]
Can you believe that the Anchorage government would have taken $141,971,951 more from property taxpayers if the current Assembly-voted tax regime were in place since 2008? These are the anti-Proposition 8 folks.
One of our guiding principles at the Alaska Policy Forum is that government should be limited and as transparent as possible. Over the past 4 years we have provided as much information that […]
Detroit public school principals rob students of education money. How does this happen? Could it, and does it happen here in Alaska?