Imagine for a second, that every day public employees report to work, collect a paycheck from taxpayers, and don’t perform any government duties. Instead, they spend their time working on private tasks unrelated […]
In the upcoming Anchorage election, voters are being asked to vote on the proposed buyout (Proposition 10) of the Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) by Chugach Electric. What prompted this buy-out proposal […]
By Dave Donley, Anchorage School Board Member At the February 20 Anchorage School Board meeting, I voted against the proposed Anchorage School District FY19 operating budget and a new six-year capital plan. After […]
In a large statewide poll conducted by Hellenthal and Associates in the spring of 2017, Alaskan voters agreed with the following statement by a two-to-one margin: “The state budget needs to be drastically […]
A bipartisan contingent of senators has reintroduced legislation to provide better protections for federal whistleblowers. The 2011 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act is virtually identical to the legislation that narrowly missed passage last December, […]
(CNSNews) Taxpayers have spent over $9 million to advertise work sites for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. Read the article <here>
Los Angeles has released a report on job creation/retention directly related to the recent stimulus package. $111 million dollars has provided only 55 employees with continued employment.
(Kansas Policy Institute) As revenues decline, local government is faced with the decision to raise taxes, which could risk citizens leaving for better tax structure, or trim and cut government growth. Better budget information could make the decision easier.
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.
Battle lines are being drawn in San Diego over a possible November ballot measure that supporters say would ensure competitive bidding for municipal contracts, but which opponents argue is deceptive and has hidden consequences. Councilman Carl DeMaio plans to submit more than 138,000 signatures to the San Diego City Clerk’s Office on Monday to qualify his so-called “Competition and Transparency in City Contracting” measure for the November ballot.
(Michigan Capitol Confidential) Nine Republicans co-sponsor legislation that would put $165 million toward unfunded union pension liabilities, after each of them received union campaign contributions.
(Seacoast Online) As stimulating as it might have sounded at the time, the city recently declined $2.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for its new water treatment plant because federal […]