Everyone knows that Alaska's budget is a mess. No one ever enjoys cutting budgets, but sometimes, it's what we have to do.
Piling more taxes onto the backs of Alaskans isn't going to solve the budget crisis. If anything, it will make it much harder for Alaskan families to survive.
My plans for Alaska's budget are really simple:
- We need to protect the PFD so that Alaskans can reinvest those earnings back into the local economy;
- We need to pick up revenues from responsible resource development before we ask the people for more money;
- We need to make hard decisions that reflect the reality of money: you cannot spend more than you have.
I'd be honored to earn your support!