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Governor’s budget is creating a hazardous fiscal reef.
There is a popular saying in politics; “Don’t tell me what your priorities are. Show me your budget and I will tell you what your… Continue reading
“Those of you who want to do prison ministry can go do it in Arizona” was the comment from the first speaker at the recent… Continue reading
It’s a problem we can solve with smart and proactive policy choices.
When revenues are down, so goes the dividend. Just like in the real world.
The complex lifecycle of salmon While driving the Sterling Highway I noticed the giant full moon glowing in the early morning sky. The haze to… Continue reading
Talking oil taxes is almost a state sport
Students who cannot read well almost never catch up and their future is in peril
A budget isn’t just about what certain things cost; it’s about what people value
Exxon Valdez changed the way industry, regulators, states and nations looked at marine oil transport
Recently, several public opinion messages and campaigns have voiced concerns about the mining industry here in Alaska. It seems that much of the angst is… Continue reading
It seems as though we are constantly beating back the regressive ideas that development of our abundant resources is bad, businesses are bad, people who… Continue reading
It should be possible to provide the entire budget line items on an easily accessible website
Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity and the economy is another.
I wonder why, when a professional is named to head any state department, they didn’t get clear, complete and concise directions from previous governors? Why… Continue reading
Alaska has been my home and I have been privileged to have had Alaskans for my neighbors for 45 years. I have been additionally blessed… Continue reading
If you voted ‘NO’, you won by 18 votes.
Now, I understand our senate is proposing a cut to the dividend as a way to help balance the budget. With all due respect to… Continue reading
Alaska’s early care and learning sector account for $343 million in annual spending
In early March, Alaskans Know Climate Change purchased carbon offsets for the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center. This is an inexpensive market-based solution to address the… Continue reading