008 – Don’t Call it a Crisis

Don't Call it a Crisis

In this episode we take our first plunge into the state budget crisis and run through everything from right-sizing to revenue.

Show Notes

This graph by Legislative Finance shows that we’re actually at a fairly low (post-oil) cycle in government funding… If you believe in inflation.

leg fin graph

Alaska Attitude Survey on the State Fiscal Climate by the Rasmuson Foundation.

Matt recently co-hosted “Finding True North” and interviewed prominent former Alaska legislators Fran Ulmer, Gail Phillips, Rick Halford and Mike Navarre.

Here’s that thing about Pantsuits.

This episode was sponsored by Our Alaska, an informal, nonpartisan coalition of young Alaskans working towards a better future for Alaska.

Crisis McDuck