An engaged Alaskan democracy

How does Alaska’s Spending Compare?

Alaskans have been arguing for years about how much the state government should be spending, ever since low oil prices gouged a big hole in the budget—and the state has been using up its savings to pay the bills. We don’t know how much the state should spend: that answer depends on what things Alaskans want to keep, and what they’ll pay for them. But we can throw some light on the debate.

Read the full article by Mouhcine Guettabi, Trang Tan, and Linda Leask of UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Barroom budget talk a precursor to looming battle in Capitol

Check out KTUU’s coverage of one of many events held by Alaska Common Ground in Juneau recently to inform the public about fiscal issues. KTUU, February 1st.

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