Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

Budget & Bratwursts, April 17th 2017

Gunnar Knapp, PhD, Professor Emeritus of the Institute for Social and Economic Research, presented: "Realities of Alaska's Fiscal and Economic Challenges and Options"

You can watch the presentation in its entirety here.

Budget & Burgers, March 31st 2017

FEDC co-hosted this event with the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Support Industry Alliance*

Click here for Senators Pete Kelly, Click Bishop, and John Coghill presentation to Interior Alaskans about the Senate Majority's plan for solving Alaska's fiscal problem. The goals of their solution are to stabilize state spending; stabilize state revenues by adopting a percent of market value approach to Permanent Fund management; and protect the dividend for future generations.

They warn that any actions to resolve this $2.8 billion deficit will impact the private economy – the Senate Majority’s priority is to protect the private sector as much as possible and they feel this solution allows our economy to weather this recession, and rebuild. Click here to view a recording of our Interior Senators' presentation regarding the details of their plan.

*Hosting of this event, and educational presentations like it, does not indicate our organizations or our members have taken a positon to support the positions that are presented.



In partnership with the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, FEDC hosted a Budget Blitz to help Fairbanksans understand the complex fiscal situation facing our state. The following presentations from Brad Keithley (Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets) and Ian Laing (Alaska's Future) are resources to help our citizens be more knowledgeable and lend their voices to productively work towards a solution to Alaska's budget crisis. 

2017 Budget Blitz Presentations

Want to know more? Visit Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets.



Visit Alaska's Future for more information.



Additional resources:

UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Governor Walker's Proposed Budget for FY2017