A recent update by Health Management Associates (HMA) shows that Alaska’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment remains disproportionately high, and enrollment is maintaining a high growth rate more than five […]
Upon request, the City of Seward has graciously provided data to Alaska Policy Forum regarding compensation to their public employees during the fiscal year of 2018. This payroll analysis will examine the annual […]
Are you a public servant? Have you been informed of your First Amendment rights regarding union membership? If not, check out this short explainer video!
The Electoral College has been under heavy scrutiny in recent news. In order to understand the discussions, Alaska Policy Forum has compiled a concise guide to the Electoral College: what it is, how […]
Each year, Truth in Accounting releases the Financial Transparency Score Report, which focuses on transparency in the budgets of state governments. The transparency score evaluates the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) of each […]
Update: The ordinance amending Anchorage Municipal Code Sections 14.60.030 and 15.95.020 – to enact a sunset date for the requirement to charge a fee for providing an alternative bag – failed, with three […]
A recent report by the American Legislative Exchange Council revealed the significant financial toll of Other Post-Employment Benefit (OPEB) Liabilities, which include health insurance, life insurance, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and more for retired […]
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At the time of this writing, the cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Alaska had reached 59, and the first signs of community transmission are being seen. Given the seriousness of the […]
On January 17, 2020, the Senate Finance Committee saw a presentation from the Department of Administration regarding the costs of the state’s unionized public employees by bargaining unit from 2009 to 2019. The Alaska Policy Forum has summarized the data in this preliminary report, and the […]
On New Year’s Day, Homer and Haines joined a growing laundry list of Alaskan communities banning single-use plastic bags less than 2.5 mils thick. As of January 1, Anchorage, Bethel, Cordova, Haines, Homer, […]
The Tax Foundation recently released the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks every state according to the burden of various taxes on their economies. Alaska’s overall score was third in the […]
In the Fraser Institute Study: Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2019 Edition The Fraser Institute recently released a report, Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, which […]
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. […]
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