The annual state budget has finally been delivered, reviewed, and signed as of mid-June 2023. For the first time since Alaska Policy Forum (APF) began releasing the annual Responsible Alaska Budget (RAB), theRead More
Quinn Townsend, Policy Manager at Alaska Policy Forum, testified before the House Ways & Means Committee about controlling state spending.
While Alaska’s economy is recovering from the economic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s growth is behind the national average and abysmal compared to economically well-performing states such as FloridaRead More
Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation, in partnership with Alaska Policy Forum, authored a study on the Economic Implications of New Income and Sales Taxes in Alaska. Jared was recently interviewed on theRead More
Click here to access the PDF version of the policy brief. While higher oil prices meant higher revenue for Alaska through much of 2021 and 2022, prices are now dropping, with fluctuations expectedRead More
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released the updated edition of Rich States, Poor States, which examines the economic competitiveness of every state using 15 equally weighted policy variables. Alaska is ranked 21st outRead More