Alaska state spending, particularly the spending sustaining state government, needs to be reined in. Some argue everything that can be cut has been cut —even claiming the state budget has been cut by […]
Advocates of higher school spending often frame the problem as a no-brainer solution to assist struggling students. However, the school funding issue in Alaska is far more complicated; a recent report by the […]
This is a copy of the verbal testimony APF provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 30, 2021. Click here to open a printable PDF of the testimony in a new tab. April […]
This is a copy of the verbal testimony APF provided to the House Ways and Means Committee on April 27, 2021. Click here to open a printable PDF of the testimony in a new […]
Alaska is facing a budget dilemma, and as the years pass it becomes increasingly clear this financial emergency cannot be ignored. To help combat the crisis, join Alaska Policy Forum for a virtual […]
By Vance Ginn, Ph.D. and Quinn Townsend Families in Alaska, whether in good or bad economic times, practice responsible, priority-based budgeting. They must make decisions, often difficult ones, on how best to spend […]
Click here to open the PDF of the report in a new tab. Introduction These budget blocks are a simple, straightforward way to visualize how Alaska is spending its money and from […]
By Ben Wilterdink This op-ed originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on July 26, 2020. As Alaska’s economy continues to slowly reopen over the summer, the next major challenge facing Alaskans is […]
By Win Gruening This op-ed originally appeared in the Juneau Empire on March 19, 2020. In the space of a few short months, our world has been abruptly upended. On March 11, the World […]
Please see below the press release for APF’s policy brief, “Tax and Expenditure Limits: A 50-State Comparison.” Read the brief here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
Please see below APF’s press release on the Tax Foundation report, “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” Read the summary of the report here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
By Donna Arduin Kauranen This article was originally published in Must Read Alaska on December 11, 2019. One year ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted a budget representing the starting place for his budget […]