It’s time ordinary Alaskans had a voice in setting the economic priorities of the State Of Alaska. United For Liberty-Alaska is an all- volunteer group of Alaskans who have no special interest group […]
Will ballot measure #1 really deliver on its promises? Or is this merely phase 1 of a strategy to eventually to get to voting by mail ONLY?
Anchorage, pay attention. The Mayor and Assembly are about to increase your property taxes and spend more and more of your money. It’s just so easy to spend Other People’s Money!
Every voter should be informed about candidates before they vote. Here are two report cards from a pro-development group and an anti-development group that should help you be informed.
The government is transferring wealth from the citizens to the government workers and it is costing all Alaskans. Outrageous government union wages/benefits will hurt Alaskans in their daily lives by taking more of their disposable income. The highest paid Muni of Anchorage government union worker costs more than $304,000. Here is the entire list of ML&P payroll.
What has this Nation come to when the two major presidential candidates attack each other on a personal level? Can’t they discuss national security, ISIS, education, jobs/economy, etc? Maybe they are just appealing to the large masses of the public who don’t pay any attention to what is going on in our world. That’s it!
In case you missed it, Governor Walker’s men just voted to sell bonds to finance the PERS/TRS liability payments. We missed it too! We tried to listen in to the meeting held Sept […]
Delegates to the NAACP recently voted in favor of a resolution calling for a national moratorium on public charter schools. Why would the NAACP take away one of the few choices, public charter […]
Selling up to $5 billion in bonds could either place Alaska further in the red or, as State officials hope, successfully decrease the multi-billion dollar pension unfunded liability. (This is a repost of an article we posted in June 2010)
In 2008, the Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 13, which authorized the selling of bonds (debt) for investment to fill the $10 billion pension gap in PERS/TRS.
Wouldn’t it be great if public education could serve every student as a unique person with different learning styles? Well, one size does not fit all in K12 education. Parents should be able to tailor education to fit their child’s unique learning styles and needs. They can with school choice. Here’s an article on how one set of parents chose the best fit for their child. Shouldn’t all parents have the same choices?
The Institute for Justice shows how government regulation can have unintended deadly consequences. Do you believe the US Department of Health & Human Services should block a person from receiving payment for donating bone marrow?
The decision making process on the AKLNG project is vital to the future of Alaska and its citizens. Because of this, we have placed the PowerPoint presentation by the legislature’s consultant, Nikos Tsafos of Enalytica, on our webpage. His presentation focuses on various levels of the State’s ownership and project management. This was presented to the Joint Senate/House Resources Committee on August 24-25. Here is a link to all the presentations: http://bit.ly/2cfleZs
Do you think the State Of Alaska should take the lead on the gas line? Do you believe the State should own the gas line and other assets? This letter from the AK Dept of Law basically states that the AK Gasline Development Corporation (state) can do what it wants because the legislature gave it the authority in SB138. Here is the letter from AK Dept of Law. By the way, send your PFD to AGDC.
It was January 2014 when the APF briefed the legislature on future budget problems. We don’t have a revenue problem. We have a CULTURAL problem in how the State government and legislature budget our limited resources. Fix the culture, and that will fix the root cause of the problem. Zero based budgeting or priority budgeting need to be implemented.
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?