Alaska is facing a budget dilemma, and as the years pass it becomes increasingly clear this financial emergency cannot be ignored. To help combat the crisis, join Alaska Policy Forum for a virtual Q&A on the Responsible Alaska Budget, a budget formula based on population growth and inflation.
This 45-minute webinar will take place on Thursday, May 20, at 1 PM AKDT/5 PM EDT, with Dr. Vance Ginn, Ph.D. Dr. Ginn will discuss past trends in Alaska’s budget and explain why adhering to a reasonable spending cap will enhance Alaska’s economic competitiveness. While some argue the state budget is already too lean, the trends suggest priority-based budgeting and reasonable limits on budget growth are necessary to get the Last Frontier back on track. Register here and guarantee your spot in what promises to be an exciting conversation.
Our Guest Speaker:
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is chief economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He earned his doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University and has an accomplished career as a policy director and university lecturer with experience in public policy, academia, and government. From 2019 to 2020, Dr. Ginn served as the Associate Director for Economic Policy of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the Executive Office of the President during the Trump administration.