An engaged Alaskan democracy

Choosing our Future: Alaska’s Fiscal Options

Thursday, October 5th, 7-9 pm
49th State Brewing Company

Due to the high number of questions, we could not answer all of the audience questions during the event. Some of them are answered here by Chair Cliff Groh. We will add more of them as we get them answered by the panelists.

Opening presentation on facts, frequently discussed approaches, and dollars attached to actual options

  • ISER Professor of Economics Mouhcine Guettabi
  • Former Alaska Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Larry Persily
  • Alaska Common Ground Chair Cliff Groh

First Panel: Goals/Values

  • Thea Agnew Bemben, Anchorage business owner
  • Andrew Halcro, former state legislator and corporate executive
  • Rick Halford, former long-time state legislator
  • Kathie Wasserman, Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League
  • Charles Wohlforth, author, radio host, and newspaper columnist
    Moderator: John Parsi

Second Panel: Options/Deals

  • Commissioner of Revenue Sheldon Fisher
  • Rep. Jason Grenn, I.-Anchorage
  • Rep. Chuck Kopp, R.-Anchorage
  • Sen. Peter Micciche, R.-Soldotna and Senate Majority Leader
  • Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D.-Anchorage
    Moderator: John Parsi

Cosponsored by Anchorage Public Library.

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