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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
We all should be concerned with value whether provided by the private sector or the public sector. When we pay property taxes and other taxes to fund local government services we should also know what those taxes are paying for and if we are getting value.
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 […]
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 […]
Want to see what the public employees in Ketchikan are paid in salaries/wages and benefits? Here is a basic listing for your review. Compare this with Anchorage in an earlier posting.
The mystery of the Muni of Anchorage payroll has been unraveled. We constantly hear foggy figures and quotes from both sides on public employee compensation. Well, here is the unvarnished truth for you, the employer and taxpayer, to determine the value of provided services.
In the interest of providing as much transparency as possible, the Policy Forum is posting the payroll for the Anchorage School District. This allows the citizens of Anchorage and Alaska the opportunity to […]
Are you getting value from your public employees in Anchorage? Here is detailed listing for you to decide. This is the “whole ball of wax”. Take a look for yourself.
We have provided the latest payroll for the Anchorage Municipal employees. There are 2 lists: highest compensated to lowest; and by bargaining unit. To find the lists, click on (read more…).
Executive Director Jeremy Thompson explains why Alaska government transparency is a worthy cause.
There are a significant number of positions in the Municipality of Anchorage that are grant funded.
The Alaska Policy Forum has formally rolled out its payroll portal for the Anchorage School District.
Continuing with its efforts to advance government transparency, the Alaska Policy Forum has launched a new portal which allows citizens in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to view the salaries of its public employees.