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Letter: Rebuilding Alaska’s economy

  • Author: Paul S. Wilcox
    | Opinion
  • Updated: October 28
  • Published October 28

About 40 years ago, a wise Anchorage banker said the way to grow Alaska’s economy was to make it a great place to live. It would take good schools, parks, roads, public safety and services to make Alaska great. This was the way, he said, to attract people, business, and investment.

Unfortunately, Alaska is hurting and can no longer afford to follow this wise advice: Since SB 21 has been in effect, Alaska’s income has been slashed, its savings depleted, and PFDs cut. Under the current tax structure we can’t properly fund schools and basic transportation services. Fortunately, however, 39,000 Alaskans that signed a petition to put the Alaska Fair Share Act on the ballot. I hope folks will consider a much-needed course correction to get Alaska back on track by voting Yes on One.

Paul S. Wilcox

Anchorage

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