There’s few changes from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget beyond increasing the PFD and revising the oil revenue forecast, but a promise for big cuts in the future.
The traditional meeting comes at a time the president’s interests might be at odds with Alaska’s interests.
It won’t be the commissioners—who, while their qualifications vary wildly, at least can call Alaska home—calling the shots.
Clarkson’s been on the losing end of many high-profile lawsuits.
Dunleavy’s administration reaches far beyond the 6’7” tall man who displayed so much compassion and so much gratitude to so many on Monday.
Small government, a big economy and an even bigger PFD payout.
In cases where employees are shielded by state law or boards and commissions from at-will firings, it’ll take the new administration a few more steps to reshape state government.
Randolph says state ownership of subsurface mineral rights, which was the key to filling the permanent fund, prevents a private economy.
Dunleavy said he’s considering a project to put more public land into private ownership, but it would be separate from the PFD.
Republicans won big on Tuesday night in an election that will see the party fully take the reigns of Alaska’s government.