IMPORTANT UPDATE to our Legislator Report Card as of August 17, 2018: The Alaska Policy Forum has learned that a technical issue has resulted in changes to our Legislator Report Card. An eagle-eyed […]
The Senate State Affairs Committee held a meeting earlier this summer to learn the impacts to our state if Ballot Measure 1 passes in November. None of the presenters took a position on […]
True to one of our guiding principles that government should be limited and as transparent as possible, we are providing the most recent annual payroll for the Municipality of Anchorage. We believe it […]
The Anchorage teachers union wants a 3% pay raise for its members. Fact: the median salary and benefits for a full time ASD employee is $ 90,506. Benefits account for 32% of this total.
The Alaska Policy Forum has released online maps visually depicting school test results from the recently released Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS. The PEAKS assessment is a general overview of public […]
Have you ever wondered who supports your legislator during campaigns? Well, here is a very easy way to find out.
The government is transferring wealth from the citizens to the government workers and it is costing all Alaskans. Outrageous government union wages/benefits will hurt Alaskans in their daily lives by taking more of their disposable income. The highest paid Muni of Anchorage government union worker costs more than $304,000. Here is the entire list of ML&P payroll.
Before the recent collapse of the oil prices and the resulting decrease in Alaska’s revenue stream, we at the Alaska Policy Forum were concerned about the wasteful, profligate spending of our state’s wealth […]
Want to see what the public employees in Ketchikan are paid in salaries/wages and benefits? Here is a basic listing for your review. Compare this with Anchorage in an earlier posting.
The mystery of the Muni of Anchorage payroll has been unraveled. We constantly hear foggy figures and quotes from both sides on public employee compensation. Well, here is the unvarnished truth for you, the employer and taxpayer, to determine the value of provided services.
(Capitol Research Center) Taxpayers paid more than $129 million in salaries and benefits to federal employees for doing “official” union work in 2009. These federal employees logged about 3 million hours and received […]
How High are Anchorage Property Taxes, Relatively Speaking?
Executive Director Jeremy Thompson explains why Alaska government transparency is a worthy cause.
Alaska Policy Forum breaks down the campaign funding in this municipal election to make it easy for voters to understand.
There are a significant number of positions in the Municipality of Anchorage that are grant funded.