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Alaska Seafood:Markets, Players, Issues Wednesday, March 3, 2021Noon – 1:00 pm The seafood industry is a major component of the Alaska economy.* This program features an overview of the economics of Alaska Seafood, a look at the harvesting and processing sectors, and discussion of industry status and and outlook for 2021. Speakers have also been asked […]

Energy Policy Study Group Innovative Energy Solutions for Alaska Friday, February 26 noon-1pm Online Gwen Holdmann, Director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, will discuss the center’s efforts to bring cost effective energy solutions to rural Alaska. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) is a statewide, university-led, applied research program based […]

Commonwealth North Forum State of the University A Report from UA President Pat Pitney Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Noon-1pm Online Speaker: Pat Pitney, Interim President of the University of Alaska Statewide. This program is supported in part by the University of Alaska Foundation The program is free of charge, but please register to obtain your […]

Review of Proposed Constitutional Amendments and Possible Impacts on Long-Range State Budgets Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8am-9am Online OMB Director, Neil Steininger and Legislative Office Director, Miles Baker will join the Fiscal Policy Study Group to discuss Governor Dunleavy’s proposed fiscal-related legislation and the impact of that legislation on long-term budgeting for the State of […]

Commonwealth North Forum Messages from Maine:Lessons Learned in Ranked Choice Voting Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Noon-1pm Online This program has sold out. Video of the program will be available at a later date. During the November 2020 general election, Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure Two. The effect of that measure will significantly change how elections […]

Commonwealth North Forum The Military and Coast Guard in Alaska:Measuring the Impact, Strengthening the Connections Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Noon-1pm Online The military and Coast Guard have long played an important role in Alaska’s economy and civil society. This program will feature findings from recent research by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development […]

Fiscal Policy Study Group Work Session Friday, January 15 8am-9am Online Due to unforeseen circumstances, Senator Natasha von Imhof will be rescheduled to another date as soon as possible. On Friday, we will have a work session to discuss future potential study topics and guest speakers for the Fiscal Policy Study Group. The program is […]

Arctic Policy Study Group Premier Caroline Cochrane Northwest Territories Canada Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Noon – 1:00 p.m. AKST Online Commonwealth North is pleased to host the honorable Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Canada. In addition to her role as premier, Ms. Cochrane serves as Minister of Executive & Indigenous Affairs, Minister Responsible for […]

Fiscal Policy Study Group State Revenue Briefing Friday, January 8, 2021 8am-9am Online Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney with the Alaska Department of Revenue will join Commonwealth North’s Fiscal Policy Study Group for a briefing on the new revenue forecast, including a review of what’s changed since the spring forecast. The program is free of charge but please […]

Legislative Agenda 2021: CWN’s 14th Annual Legislator Meet and Greet Wednesday, December 16 Online noon-1:30pm As we approach a new legislative session in January, the State of Alaska faces a serious budget outook and other critical public policy issues. Our legislators will be asked to make important public policy decisions that will affect Alaskans for […]