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?
The irony and hypocrisy is simply overwhelming. Here is the CEO of Alaska Municipal League arguing against shifting PERS costs to local governments even though she is covered in PERS as a non-government employee!
Did you know that Alaska has spent more than $15 Billion on capital spending projects since 2005? Add to that another nearly $14 Billion of federal taxpayer dollars and Alaska spent nearly $30 Billion on capital projects in the last 10 years. And what do we have to show for it? Very little.
Alaska spends loads of money and some want to spend even more on K12 education. Why? What will be the return on that investment? Is there any accountability for student achievement and spending buckets of money on K12?
Although there appear to be many savings in the FY17 budget, much of these savings are through shifting the payment for Medicaid services from the state government to the federal government. These transfers […]
When it comes to this year’s budget, “Remember the Alamo” could be the appropriate saying.
Here’s how Alaska can save millions and deter fraud, waste and mismanagement at the same time. With huge budget deficits, Alaska needs to protect every penny in its Public Treasury. And here’s how.