Some claim it's the PFD that's causing the explosion in spending this session, but its not; it's the increases in the FY22 supplemental and FY23…
Rep. Ivy Spohnholz says out loud the typically silent part of the progressive position on PFD cuts and the ADN editorial board is at it yet again
The Senate's swing to a full PFD is the understandable consequence of failing to develop a #balanced fiscal plan and Alaska should expect continued…
Why the budget (through Monday's Senate amendments) reminds us of 2013 and the prospects now for reaching a long term fiscal plan
The ADN editorial board argues that repairs to the Port should be paid for with PFD cuts, but that approach has the "largest adverse impact" on Alaska…
FY23 & FY22 Supp UGF spending is exploding, the ADN ed bd effectively calls for middle & lower income #AKfams to fund the Port & why campaign finance…
Why SB199 threatens to take more than $5 billion in excess revenues out of the Alaska private sector over the next 8 years and reviving an old plan…
Why SB199 is substantially flawed, what's the #akleg session endgame beginning to look like as we enter the last 3 weeks & why ANS $$oil is beginning to…
How the recommendations of the Fiscal Policy Working Group are being dealt with by the Legislature this session and why they remain relevant even in…
#ConCon pros, cons and alternatives, why it's fiscally irresponsible to pass new, permanent spending before resolving a revenue plan & a key criteria in…
Our mid-session look at where the FY23 budget seems to be headed and how the House's version incorporates yet another shift in the legislative treatment…
The #AKbudget as it passed the House, did we almost have a fiscal plan & the #AKConst Defenders are leading with their chin