Fiscal Policy Study Group

Commonwealth North launched the Alaska Budget Choices web site in September 2020 to engage Alaskans in exploring the budget options the State of Alaska faces for FY2022. The site explores spending and revenue measures, focusing on those programs that rely most on undesignated general funds.

Get Involved: Visit to submit your budget proposal.

Learn More: Review selected results from more than 1,100 completed budgets:  Alaska Budget Choices: What Alaskans Are Saying.

For more details, see the full report here. (Update July 28, 2021)

September 24, 2021The Cost of Fiscal UncertaintyJoshua GoodmanSession Recording
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August 20, 2021Fiscal Plan for Alaska:
Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Work Group
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-TomkinsTBD
Auguast 13, 2021Fiscal Plan for AlaskaSen. Mike ShowerSession Recording
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July 30, 2021Fiscal Plan for Alaska: Survey of AlaskansMatt LarkinSlide Deck
July 16, 2021Fiscal Plan for Alaska Sen. Natasha von ImhofSession Recording
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July 9, 2021Fiscal Plan for AlaskaRep. Adam WoolSlide Deck
June 18, 2021Fiscal Plan for Alaska - Governor Dunleavy's PlanLucinda MahoneySession Recording
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April 16, 2021Alaska Budget Choices: Responses and Next StepsCheryl Frasca and Work SessionSlide Deck
Summary Report - Updated July 28, 2021
April 9, 2021COVID-10 and the Alaska EconomyMouhcine GuettabiSession Recording
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February 5, 2021Modernization of State Administrative ServicesCommissioner Kelly TshibakaSession Recording
Digitization and Automation Projects
February 2, 2021Constitutional Amendments and Impacts on Long-term BudgetsNeil Steininger, OMB Director
Miles Baker, Legislative Director
Session Recording
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January 8, 2021State Revenue ProjectionsCommissioner Lucinda Mahoney
Session Recording
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December 18, 2020FY2022 Governor's Budget BriefingNeil Steininger, OMB DirectorSession Recording
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December 16, 20202021 Legislative Agenda: 14th Annual Legislator Meet and GreetMike Bradner
Tim Bradner
Cheryl Frasca
Session Recording
May 29, 2020State Tax and Revenue OptionsColleen Glover
Cheryl Frasca
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Project Outline
May 15, 2020Community Perspectives on TaxationNils AndreassenSession Recording
May 8, 2020State Revenue UpdatePat PitneySlide Deck
Cheryl Frasca
First National Bank of Alaska
Heather Flynn
Jennifer Johnston
Rasmuson Foundation
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This report is an update of CWN’s 2015 report. It contains specific recommendations for reducing state spending and is the result of the work of CWN’s Fiscal Policy Study Group.

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With Commonwealth North’s long commitment to a sound state fiscal policy and the state faced with a daunting gap between revenue and spending, CWN’s Fiscal Policy Study Group was charged with an examination of the State’s operating budget to identify recommendations to help reduce state spending.

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In this Fiscal Policy Report, Commonwealth North summarizes the base line historical perspective, offers new perspective and provides three key findings to help create a foundation for establishment of a sustainable fiscal policy for the State of Alaska.

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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.

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