Our new governor has finally unveiled his long-awaited budget plan. A 25 percent cut to state funding for public K-12 education, a constitutionally mandated responsibility. A 41 percent cut in state funding to the University of Alaska. Deep cuts to Medicaid and health care programs. Property taxes on oil and gas infrastructure diverted from local governments to state coffers. All in the name of fattened Permanent Fund dividend checks. Are we Alaskans truly this greedy?
— Richard Emanuel
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