An engaged Alaskan democracy

Alaska’s Fiscal and Economic Future


Forum was held Saturday, September 19

Videos     Program    Test your fiscal IQ

Thanks to all who came to Saturday’s forum. You can watch videos from the forum thanks to 360 North and Alaska Public Media.

Alaska’s Fiscal Situation in Four Graphs by Gunnar Knapp.

Here’s My Proposal Session handouts.

John Havelock’s Proposal        Brad Keithley’s Proposal

Liz Medicine Crow’s Proposal        Gary Wilken’s Proposal

Alaska’s Fiscal Frontiers on KTVA hosted by Rhonda McBride.

The goal of the forum is to move the statewide “conversation” about Alaska’s fiscal and economic challenges forward. To date the conversation has focused on describing the nature and scale of Alaska’s fiscal challenge. The forum will advance the conversation by focusing on:

  • Impacts of fiscal options: expected effects of fiscal options, including not only the savings or new revenues they might generate, but also their short and long-term effects on the economy.
  • Fiscal packages: Combinations of fiscal options which could balance state spending and revenues over time, and their combined impacts on the economy, industries, and individuals. Specific proposals will be presented to address our fiscal challenges.
  • Implementation strategies: How and when the different fiscal options could be implemented, and the institutional and political challenges in doing so.
  • Advance citizen involvement in the conversation about Alaska’s fiscal and economic future.

This forum is the latest of more than a dozen events that Alaska Common Ground has held on the fiscal challenge in the past quarter century.

Help support this event!

Sponsored by:

Rasmuson      Print

Partner organizations:
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This forum would not be possible without donations from:

Janet and David McCabe
Theresa Philbrick
Eric Wohlforth
Keithley Consulting, LLC
Heather Flynn
Bill Hall
Peg Tileston
Berta Gardner
Sharman Haley
Karen Hunt
Helen Nienhueser
John Havelock
Thomas Schulz
Roger Shaw
Gretchen Stoddard
Robert Utter
Kevin Waring
Craig Wiese

Thank you!