Posts Tagged ‘APF Audio’

Audio: The Failed Experiment of Pension Bonding

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. But Steve Malanga from the Manhattan Institute says pension bonding is an idea that has been attempted in other states with some terrible...
September 20th, 2016 | Fiscal Policy, Recent News | Read More

Should Alaska Adopt a Federal Curriculum?

The Anchorage School Board voted to adopt what are known as Common Core Standards which lays the groundwork for a national curriculum. Already, the Obama administration is tying federal funding to acceptance of CCS. David Boyle interviews Lance Izumi from the Pacific Research Institute to get a better...
March 23rd, 2012 | Education, Recent News | Read More

Obamacare Exchanges Are a Poor Fiscal Decision

As part of Obamacare, the federal government requires Alaska to set up what is called a Health Insurance Exchange. Alaska Policy Forum has raised awareness of the problems it would create for Alaskans here and here. There are a lot of assumptions floating around about Health Insurance Exchanges that...
March 23rd, 2012 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

Quick Answers on Obamacare

On Friday, March 9 2012, Jeremy Thompson and David Boyle from the Alaska Policy Forum interviewed Michael Cannon, Director of Health Care Policy Studies at the Cato Institute about Obamacare and its effect on the economy and women, the hospital lobby’s support for the law and health care exchanges....
March 21st, 2012 | Health Care | Read More

What is School Choice?

What is School Choice?
What might school choice look like for Alaska? School choice is powerful idea that empowers parents and spurs innovation and better education choices. Watch this video for a brief overview of how it works.
February 27th, 2012 | Education, Featured | Read More

Broken Promises: Cutting Medicare to Pay for Health Care Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the recent health care law, was rushed through the political process and touted as deficit neutral legislation. One of the of the ways it was supposed to pay for itself was through cuts in other programs. Devon Herrick from the National Center for Policy...
September 20th, 2010 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

Audio: Federal Health Care Law would create more paperwork than IRS could handle

Josh McIntyre from Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., Inc. in Anchorage explains the increased 1099 reporting requirements in the federal Health Care law. (4:47) Federal Health Care Law would increase paperwork and reporting to the IRS - Click here to listen
August 20th, 2010 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

Audio: The Ideology Behind Federal Health Care Reform

These two audio excerpts are from a presentation on the health care reform law by Burke Balch, director of the Powell Center for Medical Ethics. To say that the federal health care law is “sweeping” is an understatement, given that the American public has seen nothing like this before in...
July 26th, 2010 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

Audio: Anchorage School District’s next big spending project

David Boyle from the Alaska Policy Forum asks how the West Romig renewal will affect student achievement. (5:40) ASD's next big spending project - Click here to listen
June 22nd, 2010 | Education, Recent News | Read More