The Weekly Top 3 (3.6.2023)
It's adding up: some propose to spend more this year even than last; putting Rep. Groh's proposed #ConstAmend in context & Willow is important to the #AKecon, but not #AKfiscal
Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind here at Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets — for the week of March 6, 2023.
The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on Facebook and YouTubeLive as well as via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6–8am. I join Michael weekly in the first hour of Tuesday’s show, from 6:25–7am, for a discussion between the two of us about our three issues.
This week our top 3 issues are these: 1) we back into how much some are proposing to spend overall this coming fiscal year as the proposed spending increases and new programs start to pile up (2:08), 2) we put a proposed new constitutional amendment from Rep. Cliff Groh in context and puzzle over why two in the House majority have signed on as co-sponsors to it instead of supporting two other, Ways & Means Committee bills (18:24), and 3) we discuss the importance of the upcoming Willow decision, but emphasize again why it's not a cure for Alaska’s fiscal situation (31:38).
The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available both on our Spotify and Soundcloud pages. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.
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