Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

Read RDC's full fiscal talking points here.

In 2018, RDC has three legislative priorities: 

Advocate for a long-term fiscal plan

• Advocate to limit unrestricted general fund (UGF)* spending to a sustainable level and implement a meaningful limit to spending.

• Encourage the legislature to allocate a percentage of the Permanent Fund earnings to the UGF to support essential services.

• Advocate to diversify and expand the economy in Alaska, by reducing the budget deficit to encourage long-term investment in the private sector.

*UGF includes: Operating budget, capital budget, statewide obligations, but does not include deferral of liabilities.

Advocate for a stronger private sector

• 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.

Fish Habitat Regulations

• Oppose major changes to fish habitat regulations that are already working.

• Encourage state agencies to defend existing, rigorous regulations. 

RDC 2018 Fiscal Talking Points (html) (pdf)

2018 Policy Positions (pdf)

2017 Policy Positions (pdf)

Keep Alaska Competitive Fact Sheet

Edge of Opportunity: Can Alaska Compete:
Lisa Bruner, Vice President North Slope Operations and Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. slides video

Putting More Oil in TAPS: What Will it Take?
Damian Bilbao, Vice President, Commercial Ventures, BP Alaska 
slides video
Pat Foley, Vice President, Alaska Operations, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC slides video

Growing Alaska's Economy Out of Recession
Sam Mazzeo, Senior Vice President and Alaska Commercial Banking Manager, Wells Fargo 
slides video

Fix the Fiscal Problem Now and Don’t Destroy Our Resource Industries (pdf) (KEEP video)
Jim Jansen, Chairman, Lynden and Co-Chair, KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition

Commonwealth North's State Operating Budget: Critical crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities (Update: January 2017)
Cheryl Frasca, Past President, Commonwealth North  (video) Frasca PowerPoint slides (pdf)