Graphs: Reality of 40% State Spending Cuts

During elections cycles and throughout special session budget planning, policymakers tout the 40% spending cuts that allegedly occurred since 2013. However, when the numbers are crunched, they tell an entirely different story — the cuts are less than half that, coming in at 18.8%. These interactive graphs help visualize the story, and accompany APF’s groundbreaking report, “Debunking the Myth of Alaska’s 40% Budget Cuts.”