Choosing our Future: Alaska’s Fiscal Options

Thursday, October 5th, 7-9 pm
49th State Brewing Company
717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage (former Snow Goose)

Come hear experts, community leaders, and government officials speak about Alaska’s fiscal crisis and the values, dollars, options, and deals involved in addressing it. There will be opportunity for questions.

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.
Free event, suggested donation of $10.