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Commonwealth North is leading an effort to study, highlight, and identify challenges and opportunities in Alaska’s fiscal environment in order to bring informed Alaskans to the table and come to solutions that will benefit all Alaskans and ensure these complex fiscal issues are understood. Our Fiscal Action Coalition has heard presentations from Mark Foster, Fiscal Options on a Falling Tide, and Representative Anna Fairclough Understanding Alaska’s Budget.

If you are interested in the fiscal public policy issues facing Alaska, you should be a member and participate in CWN’s Fiscal Action Coalition. Commonwealth North membership information is available on our website at www.commonwealthnorth.org or call Joshua Wilson at 258-9522.

12/07 – At A Crossroad: The Permanent Fund, Alaskans and Alaska’s Future (498 KB)
The report, based on a nine-month study, contains suggestions on management and governance of the Fund. It reviews and critiques past efforts to achieve a statewide consensus for use of non-dividend Fund income. It recommends a statewide dialogue on the fiscal future of the state, since this future must be agreed upon by the Administration, Legislature, and Public.