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Join CWN’s Fiscal Action Coalition this Friday, February 17th, 7:30am-8:30am, at Morris Communications (301 Arctic Slope Ave.). Senator Mike Dunleavy and Senator Natasha von Imhof will give us legislative updates from Juneau.  This is a great opportunity for us to hear directly from legislators the latest developments and key legislation now being considered in Juneau.

Morris Communications Building, 301 Arctic Slope Ave., located North of the Dimond Costco off of King’s Street.

(click here for Google Map).

February 24th, Mike and Tim Bradner joined us for an update on the latest news from the legislative session in Juneau. The next Coffee With the  Bradners will be on Friday, March 10th.

Morris Communications Building, 301 Arctic Slope Ave., located North of the Dimond Costco off of King’s Street.

(click here for Google Map)

 

No registration necessary.

Mike Bradner is a former Speaker of the House (1975-76) and 10-year member of the State House of Representatives (1966-1976) representing Fairbanks. Since 1976 Mike has published Legislative Digest and done consulting work. During his legislature tenure Mike was instrumental in development of state and local revenue-sharing, state petroleum tax and pipeline regulation policy developed in the 1970s, and the Alaska Permanent Fund, created in 1976 when Mike was Speaker of the House.

Tim Bradner is the editor of Alaska Inc. magazine and has been writing about Alaska natural resources projects since 1966. He was a lobbyist before the state Legislature for BP and Standard Oil of Ohio from 1972 to 1984, when he left to attend graduate school. Since returning to Alaska in 1986, Tim has worked with his brother Mike on Legislative Digest and its sister publication, Alaska Economic Report, as well as writing for other publications, such as the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

For those who wish to dial in, the teleconference number is (907) 276-4900.

Date:
Wednesday, January 25th
Time:
noon-1pm
Location:
The Petroleum Club 3301 C St

On January 25th, Commonwealth North presented our newest report on the state budget, The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities (Update).

CWN Fiscal Policy Release Slides 01-25-17

Click report title or slide deck to download. The video can be viewed online here.

Our Fiscal Policy Study Group met weekly during 2016 to host presentations from policy leaders and to identify specific recommendations to reduce state spending.  It is an update to the report we released in 2015.

 

Thank you to Lynden for sponsoring this luncheon!

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On January 31st, our Fiscal Action Coalition had a briefing from Scott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Economics at ISER.  He presented an update of his Sustainable Spending model. It is a great tool for discussing the impacts of fiscal policy decisions and the, “right size” of state government.

Click here to download his presentation.

Professor Emeritus of Economics at ISER, Gunnar Knapp, presented an updated version of his Alaska Fiscal Model.  The model is a great tool to stimulate discussion and examine the potential impacts of various policy decisions on state spending and revenue.  We will post his tool here when it becomes available.

money On December 16th, the Fiscal Policy Study Group will have a briefing on the Governor’s new budget from Pat Pitney, Director of OMB.

 

December 16th, 7:30am-8:30am, Morris Communications, 301 Arctic Slope Ave., located North of the Dimond Costco off of King Street.
(click here for Google Map).

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Joe Beedle, Chairman of Northrim Bank, gave a presentation on the fundamentals of the Alaskan economy.

Joe Beedle 12/09/16

December 9th, 7:30am-8:30am, Morris Communications, 301 Arctic Slope Ave., located North of the Dimond Costco off of King Street.
(click here for Google Map).

November 29, 2016

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group Dec 2nd


Topics: Fiscal

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Our Fiscal Policy Study Group has been working to develop an update our 2015 report, “The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities”.  On Friday, we will finalize our updated recommendations for the CWN Board.

December 2nd, 7:30am-8:30am, Morris Communications, 301 Arctic Slope Ave., located North of the Dimond Costco off of King Street.
(click here for Google Map).

November 17, 2016

Fiscal Policy Study Group

Our Fiscal Policy Study Group subcommittees have been working to develop recommendations to update our 2015 report, The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities.  On November 17th, we continued development of our report recommendations. To be added to the Fiscal Policy Study Group email list and receive announcements about future meetings, email Aaron at events@commonwealthnorth.org.

Commonwealth North is proud to host Alaska Commissioner of Education and Early Development, Michael Johnson, and the President of the University of Alaska, Jim Johnsen, to share their vision of the future of education in Alaska. They will discuss how the University of Alaska and the Department of Education are working together on a long-term goal from preschool through graduate school of ensuring that Alaskans have the education they need to fill the jobs of the future.

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