The State of Alaska has 142 active boards and commissions that regulate professions such as doctors, trades such as hairdressers, and industries such as fishing. While most of the Alaska Policy Forum’s attentionRead More
State sees bonds as investment capital to close unfunded pension gap
Selling up to $5 billion in bonds could either place Alaska further in the red or, as State officials hope, successfully decrease the multi-billion dollar pension unfunded liability. (This is a repost of an article we posted in June 2010)
Alaska Funds PERS Retirement for Alaska Municipal League Employees
The irony and hypocrisy is simply overwhelming. Here is the CEO of Alaska Municipal League arguing against shifting PERS costs to local governments even though she is covered in PERS as a non-government employee!
AKWatchdog: Budget forums target police department for cuts
Sin taxes and cuts to the Anchorage Police Department dominated public forums for the Municipality of Anchorage Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
Alaska Watchdog:Boroughs to end financial disclosure laws
An often overlooked provision in Alaska statute allows cities to exempt themselves from campaign financial disclosure requirements, and several Alaskan boroughs have made the move to include the exemptions on the upcoming October ballots.
State rolls millions in to General Fund
(AlaskaWatchdog.org) After several years of internal discussion and organization, the Legislative Finance Division has completed a project that adds more than $750 million into the General Fund in an effort to simplify State finances.