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The Impact of new FCC Internet Regulations on Alaska & Opportunities

Paul Jenkins at the Anchorage Daily Planet has an article on the impact of internet privacy rules/regulations newly passed by the FCC and their impact on Alaska moving forward in both business opportunities and education challenges.  Here is an excerpt: “Those of us who live in Alaska understand there are real challenges to life in the […]

June 13th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Alaska K12 Education Funding has Nearly Increased Twice the Rate of Inflation

K12 spending outpaces the rate of inflation in Alaska by nearly two times. How much more money will the education industry demand?

June 12th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Want a Seat at the Budget Table, Then Look for the Government Union Label

The Alaska House Majority, also known as the Muskox (MuskRat) Caucus is insisting on an income tax before it agrees to any budget with the Senate Majority (Republican).  The Fake Crisis for more revenue from several taxes comes from the governor and the Muskox caucus led by House Democrats (HB115).  When one wants to know […]

June 10th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Would You Spend Your PFD on Governor Walker’s Gas Line?

Where will Governor Walker get the money to fund HIS gas line? YOU.

May 18th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Connect the Dots to Government Unions and Income Tax Supporters

The current debate in the legislature over an income tax is mostly a battle of government unions wanting more of Alaskans’ wealth.

May 3rd, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Follow the Money to Find Who Funds Your Legislator

Have you ever wondered who supports your legislator during campaigns? Well, here is a very easy way to find out.

April 24th, 2017 | Transparency | Read More

State of Alaska Payroll for Fiscal Year 2015 Just Released

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, involved, and successful Alaska, especially during these difficult economic times.   We believe that public record information should be readily available to […]

April 23rd, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Fake News Rides Roughshod Over Budget Truth in Alaska

Lots of Fake News coming out of Juneau. Do you trust legislators to tell you the truth or are they beholden to special interests? Hold on to your wallets–here come taxes, taxes and more taxes.

March 25th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Let’s Prioritize Alaska State Spending and Pay for Performance

What should the state fund? What are the funding priorities? Should the state measure the performance of activities it funds or just dole out the money? These are questions the legislature should be asking of the bureaucrats and Administration.

March 22nd, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Here’s Where to Reduce the Governor’s Budget

Legislators are pressured by special interests and lobbyists to keep funding their programs. Here is $161,000,000 in savings culled from SB22, the governor’s budget. Read it and tell legislators you do not want to have your PFD fund these programs.

March 17th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Colorado Has a Lesson for Alaska With its Spending Cap

How do we as citizens limit the growth of government if our elected officials won’t? How about a Spending Cap in the Alaska Constitution?

March 14th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

A Budget Plan for Alaskans

Can Alaska have a budget plan that balances the budget in 5 years without taxes, fees or increasing other revenue streams? Check this article out for Senator Dunleavy’s plan.

February 17th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

The NEA Helped Create the US Dept of Education

“That’s true,” says NEA executive director Terry Herndon. “There’d be no department without the NEA.” Is the NEA responsible for the beginning of the U.S. Department of Education as payback to Jimmy Carter?

February 11th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Betsy DeVos Feared by Teacher Union Leaders; Loved by Low Income & Minority Kids

Why do teacher union leaders fear Betsy DeVos so much? Is it because the the teachers unions could lose power to parents and their children?

February 6th, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

The Case For Betsy DeVos, Letter to Editor

What does a teacher of 41 years think about Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education? Check this out.

February 2nd, 2017 | Recent News | Read More

Does Spending More on K12 Produce Better Results?

Alaska spends tons of money on K12 education and gets little return on its investment, compared to other states like Florida and Massachusetts. What is Alaska doing wrong? Will spending more get better student achievement? Not if this table is any indication.

February 1st, 2017 | Education | Read More