Alaska Policy Forum has assembled a page of resources with FAQs and publications from nationally recognized organizations.
The Governor wants suggestions. Here’s one: Continue to require that departments prioritize their programs.
How can we make schools better for all kids? The first step might be untying the hands of schools that are already effective.
Massachusetts has attempted to lead the push for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The state currently offers over 25 unique mandates, programs and incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since all of these mandates, programs and incentives attempt to influence the behavior of utilities, consumers and businesses they incur costs.
The state of Ohio has a program option called DROP that allows public employees (police officers, firefighters) to “double dip” on their pensions. This report from the Buckeye Institute explains why the program matters to the individual Ohio citizen, and specifically how the system should be changed.
Grace-Marie Turner thinks the Health Care Reform legislation passed earlier this year is unraveling. Here are her reasons why.
The passage of health care reform earlier in 2010 brought with it significant expansions in Medicaid, the joint State/Federal welfare program administered by the states. Even though the federal government will be picking up the tab for the first few years, ultimately, the states will find the share they are required to pay unaffordable.
NCPA’s Unfunded Liabilities report takes a sobering look at state pension plans. Alaska’s unfunded liabilities are 42% of the state’s GDP.