We’ve had a few questions about why the amounts and percentages in our post-session budget analysis are different than amounts some others are stating. The following is how we calculate budget numbers. AlaskaRead More
By Erick Cordero Giorgana, Bethany Marcum and Carmela Warfield The first regular session of the 33rd legislature adjourned on May 17, 2023, with a one-day special session on May 18. Thirty-one bills wereRead More
With revenue forecasts as dismal as this year’s have been, the legislature’s passage of a very large budget for fiscal year 2024 (FY 2024) is unfortunate. In this coming fiscal year, legislators planRead More
It’s widely accepted that Alaska spends a lot of money—including state, local, and federal dollars—compared to the rest of the nation because of its large size and small population. But just how much moreRead More
This article was first published on January 29 in the Anchorage Daily News. OPINION: Personal taxes on Alaskans would be harmful By Erick Cordero Giorgana Alaska’s newly elected and returning state legislators willRead More
Quinn Townsend, Policy Manager at Alaska Policy Forum, testified before the House Ways & Means Committee about controlling state spending.