“The [Alaska Policy Forum report] is a document that should be reviewed by all those making a decision on the funding for this project. It is a fair comprehensive document written by volunteers at no cost to the State,” wrote Taft in a letter to Governor Parnell. “There is no doubt that the current Crime Laboratory needs more space, but building a new 84,000 sq ft replacement is way over the top.”
REPORT: Is the Crime Lab Proposal Fiscally Responsible?
The Alaska Policy Forum has released a study of the State Crime Lab replacement project proposed by the Department of Public Safety. The study concluded that the needs assessment used to determine theRead More
Event: Panel discussion with Irish Documentary Filmmakers to Address Climate Change
Irish Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer will be at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, January 26, to present their new film to Alaska audiences. The documentary describes the politics behind the fears of climate change and suggests that those who think they are saving the planet from climate change are only hurting the poor.
Moving the health care debate beyond talking points
While it appears the national debate over health care reform is on hold, don’t kid yourself. Health care is an issue that will work its way to the top of the priority list again. Moving one’s view of health care reform beyond reaction and talking points will be critical for understanding whatever comes down the road. This does not mean the average citizen will need a degree in public health, but reading a book on health care from a free-market perspective might be needed for the next fight.
Competition, not spending, will improve the performance of the Anchorage School District
For those who seek a better value education (better results at a lower cost) in Anchorage, policies with proven results are the only ones that should be considered.