The Alaska Policy Forum has released online maps visually depicting school test results from the recently released Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS. The PEAKS assessment is a general overview of public […]
On Sep 18, Charles Wohlforth posted an opinion piece in the ADN with a headline that read: “A fourth of Alaska students are chronically absent. No wonder test scores are so bad.” In […]
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.
Deadline, what deadline? Line in the sand, what line? Governor Walker, do you intend to use our PFDs to pay for your gas line? Please come clean.
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?
Finally, Alaska gets its rightful place on the U.S. map in national medium. Alaska is not depicted as being next to Hawaii or off the Baja coast.
Look at this if you want to see excessive spending (some pork). Think of this in terms of your PFD and value the items at $1,000–last year’s PFD.
Here are some reasons why Senator Murkowski should have voted to open debate on Obamacare repeal and replace. Debate and transparency are good things.
During the current legislative session, Representative Seaton (R, Homer) introduced an income tax bill (HB115) that passed the House but got little traction in the Senate. Apparently, Representative Seaton believes that the state […]
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 […]
K12 spending outpaces the rate of inflation in Alaska by nearly two times. How much more money will the education industry demand?
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 […]
Where will Governor Walker get the money to fund HIS gas line? YOU.
The current debate in the legislature over an income tax is mostly a battle of government unions wanting more of Alaskans’ wealth.
Have you ever wondered who supports your legislator during campaigns? Well, here is a very easy way to find out.