This article was first published in the Alaska Watchman on December 30th, 2021 by Joel Davidson, Editor-In-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. In a new report analyzing fiscal, regulatory and personal freedoms across all […]
Every December, the governor of Alaska is required to release a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. In this upcoming legislative session (in 2022), policymakers will be enacting the FY 2023 state […]
Introduction These budget blocks are a simple, straightforward way to visualize how Alaska is spending its money and from which funds that money is coming. The size of each block corresponds to the […]
Employers want to hire employees but cannot get people to apply for or accept jobs. This phenomenon is unknown in American history, and it is one that does not seem to make any […]
On February 2, 2021, a letter signed by nine Alaska business organizations and the Alaska Policy Forum, was sent to Deb Haaland, current nominee for Secretary of the Interior. The letter is an […]
A nationwide coalition of 62 groups, activists, and legislators, including Alaska Policy Forum, sent the following letter to members of Congress, urging them to oppose a $15 federal minimum wage. Click here to […]
The following op-ed was published in the Juneau Empire on December 7, 2018. Environmentalists need not worry. In just a few months, energy companies may begin exploring for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National […]
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!
(National Center for Policy Analysis) The sudden increase in property values and demand for housing in San Antonio’s Edgewood indicates the desire of parents to move into the district’s boundaries in order to qualify their child for the voucher program.
(Reuters) Banks repossessed a record number of U.S. homes in the second quarter, but slowed new foreclosure notices to manage distressed properties on the market.
The U.S. welfare program will see a 42 percent increase from FY2008 by FY2011, something The Heritage Foundation calls unsustainable and a path to bankruptcy.
Every generation in America…until this one…has endeavored to deliver a better quality of life, and an improved nation to our children. For the first time in our country’s history, we have failed in this challenge.
Alaska will be unable to fund 100 percent of the PERS obligations until 2034, according to an evaulation by a consulting firm. Rising salaries are creating a larger liability according to officials.
After an independent review of Alaska’s public retirement systems revealed more than $24 billion in unfunded liabilities, state officials said the steady annual increases in debt were caused by a combination of unhealthy markets and rising health care costs.