Let’s get this done in the next special session and keep our commitment to rural Alaska.
Energy is the backbone of economic development and healthy communities.
AEA ensures that sound public policy and energy initiatives maximize benefits to the broadest group of stakeholders.
It is imperative that Alaska continues to pursue energy projects that will provide sustainable, affordable power.
It only takes one read of the eight-page document to convince most Alaskans that this ballot measure is both un-Alaskan and unsound.
The statewide poll also shows most Alaskans rate the current economy as poor.
If we can attract some of this capital to Alaska, it could be a huge boost to underserved areas of the state.
Faster permitting, stable tax regime will go a long way toward developing the treasure still untapped on the North Slope.
Cut spending, restructure Permanent Fund and only then consider taxes -- and let's get this done in 2017.
A $4 billion spending gap isn’t the only crisis facing lawmakers and the governor this year in this special session. Elected officials are also facing a crisis of confidence. In late March, the Alaska Chamber of Commerce commissioned a statewide poll to gauge voter perception of business and the economy. Conducted by Dittman Research, the poll’s … Continue reading Juneau, we have a problem… Budget concerns threaten economic confidence
OPINION: First step to close Alaska's budget gap is to put state government on a shorter leash.
OPINION: Alaska Chamber looks out for Alaska business and prosperity, not for any particular candidate.
OPINION: The central issue at stake in paying down Alaska's unfunded employee pension funds is not so much whether we pay down the liability quickly but whether we fairly and appropriately balance all the state's financial commitments.
After decades of steady growth in our tourism industry, Alaska lost more than 260,000 cruise and independent visitors, more than $400 million in direct and indirect spending in Alaska, and up to 5,000 jobs. We need to reverse these declines, bring visitors back to Alaska, and restore the small business jobs that are critical to our economy.