Alaska's Fiscal Crisis
Read RDC's full fiscal crisis talking points here.
In 2017, RDC has two legislative priorities:
• Advocate to limit unrestricted general fund (UGF)* spending to a sustainable level of $4.1 billion or less.
• Advocate for tax policy and regulatory stability that enhances the State of Alaska’s competitiveness for all industries to attract new investment and grow the economy.
Alaska’s budget policy should focus first on reversing the unsustainable budget by finding efficiencies and focusing on a series of annual reductions. It must include framework to use the Permanent Fund earnings to support essential services. Finally, after reducing the UGF to sustainable levels, additional, broad-based revenue options should be considered.
Fix the Fiscal Problem Now and Don’t Destroy Our Resource Industries (pdf) (KEEP video)
Commonwealth North's State Operating Budget: Critical crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities (Update: January 2017)
What Does it Take to Build a Healthy and Sustainable Economy? (video) (pdf)
Real Solutions to Alaska’s Budget Crunch (video and pdf)
Joint Fiscal Plan Letter To Governor Walker and Alaska Legislature
Alaska's Economy: Urgency for a Stable Fiscal Future
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
Alaskans on the State of the State (pdf)
The Path to a Fiscal Solution: Use Earnings from All Our Assets