This op-ed originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on September 20, 2019. As of Sept. 15, Anchorage retailers can no longer provide plastic bags to their customers. Businesses are allowed to provide paper […]
Open a printable PDF version of the policy brief here. Introduction Several Alaskan cities have already instituted single-use plastic bag bans, and more are considering legislation to regulate the use of plastic bags. […]
On July 24, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced a civil emergency in the city. This is only the second time in Anchorage history that a civil emergency has been declared. What’s the reason? Budget cuts. […]
By Bob Maier Proposition 10, which was passed by Anchorage voters this spring, began the process of selling Municipal Light and Power (ML&P) to Chugach Electric. Proposition 10 passed decisively 65% to 35%. […]
Parents and community members can now easily compare Alaska’s public schools via user-friendly maps that display student performance results. School districts across the state released the results of Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or […]
Join your Anchorage community for a FREE family barbecue in the park! There will be exciting activities for all ages complete with food, face-painting, obstacle courses, and more! While you’re having fun in […]
True to one of our guiding principles that government should be limited and as transparent as possible, we are providing the most recent annual payroll for the Municipality of Anchorage. We believe it […]
The below response was submitted to the Anchorage Daily News on March 6, 2018 but they have refused to publish it. What a shame that they are not willing to engage in the […]
At the request of some of our members, we are publishing two opinion pieces for Anchorage residents on the proposed sale of Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) to Chugach Electric. The Alaska Policy […]
In the upcoming Anchorage election, voters are being asked to vote on the proposed buyout (Proposition 10) of the Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) by Chugach Electric. What prompted this buy-out proposal […]
By Dave Donley, Anchorage School Board Member At the February 20 Anchorage School Board meeting, I voted against the proposed Anchorage School District FY19 operating budget and a new six-year capital plan. After […]
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 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?
Steve Jobs strongly favored school choice (vouchers) for every child as a means to improve educational opportunity for all. He believed that competition from “vouchered” schools would make the public schools either improve […]
An analysis of the Anchorage School District contracts finds cost estimates significantly higher than the estimates provided by the ASD to the school board.