Daily Archives: April 18, 2014

#AKbudget| Governor Parnell’s budget shell game …

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A column from Alaska Politics & Elections (for background on APE, see #AKpolitics| New Alaska Focused Website Launches …)

In the past few days Governor Parnell has been making the rounds of various talk shows, touting his accomplishments in anticipation of the end of the current legislative session and the coming election.

One of those claimed accomplishments relate to the budget, but in order to claim success in that area he is engaging in a shell game, hiding a big part of state spending under another cup in order to make his budget numbers look better.  Its not honest and is something which should significantly trouble those concerned about Alaska’s current budget — and Alaska’s fiscal future. Continue reading