Our nomination for the worst tax policy idea of 2015 goes to Alaska Governor Bill Walker for his proposal to reestablish the stateâ€™s personal income tax.
As the start of the next legislative session nears Jan. 19, the governor said he has made plans this year to meet with the leaders of the House and Senate Finance and Resources committees every two weeks, â€œbecause just about everything goes through Resources or Finance,â€ as a way to improve communication between executive and legislative branches, he said.
Iâ€™ve been curious how average Alaskans, consumed by their daily lives and seemingly uninterested in policy minutiae, were digesting all of this budget talk. Since no broad-based statewide polling has yet been made public, I thought I would attend two very different budget presentations for audiences of opposing political views to see just how those audiences were taking it in.
A poll released two days after Governor Bill Walkerâ€™s roll out of his state budget shows Alaska businesses are opposed to many forms of new taxation, but split on use of the Permanent Fund.
The AG is clampin down, Parnell is gettin paid, and Gov Walker’s crib sheet fail. Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!!
Yesterday on Kenai radio station KSRM’s Tall, Dark and Handsome Show hosted by Duane Bannock Governor Bill Walker called in to discuss his administration’s recently released budget. In the interview the Governor seemed to admit that spending cuts he has touted as part of the budget do not actually exist.
Here is a round-up of responses by Alaska’s political, business, and other leaders to the Governor’s budget release today. This list will be updated as…
; Yesterday, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott posted this image on his Facebook page. Looking at the list of accomplishments you can understand why many people,…
As we reported earlier this month, the 17 seat Anchorage Superior Court had become almost entirely male, with 16 men and only 1 woman. That disparity provided good reason to believe Governor Bill Walker would lean towards appointing one of the two female nominees put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council for the seat being vacated by the retiring Judge Michael Spaan.
Fauske out, Hopkins in, and Dems doubling down to take out GIessel. Its Friday in the sun!!!!!