State of Alaska secondary Archives: on Budget & Economy


Mike Dunleavy: Out of control spending has to stop; but taxing won't work

Some politicians tell us that Alaska's operating budget has been cut to the bone.˙ This is nonsense.˙ The most recent budget spends over 13% more than the year before. If we don't get our spending under control, no combination of taxes and PFD grab can keep up. [PFD is the Permanent Fund Dividend, a $1,600 payment to every Alaska resident. Gov. Walker reduced the PFD to $1,022 in 2016]
Source: 2018 AK governor Campaign website AlaskansForDunleavy.com Sep 1, 2018

Tony Knowles: Consolidate funding now distributed to Alaska’s 230 tribes

Murkowski said it was her idea to set up a rural congressional office in Bethel and that she made sure Alaska Natives participated in her summer internship program. Knowles pointed to his record, saying he set up a Native internship program in Anchorage when he was mayor. Both said they were against “regionalization” of federal funding. They were referring to the idea of consolidating funding now distributed to Alaska’s 230 or so federally recognized tribes and disbursing it through regional channels.
Source: [Xref Murkowski] AK Senate Debate in Daily News-Miner Oct 29, 2004

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