Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

Cuts to PFD much, much deeper than cuts to spending under Governor’s, GCI plans …

ThelmaLouise4_001PyxurzIn the course of recent conversations with Alaskans I have heard some say that they ultimately may be prepared to accept cuts in the PFD and/or the imposition of other taxes on the private sector as long as the state is prepared to make a similar level of cuts in the state government sector.

The purpose of this post is to analyze whether the level of cuts to each sector proposed each under the Governor‘s and GCI‘s recent fiscal plans meet that objective.

The conclusion?  Neither the Governor’s nor GCI plans treat the two sectors equally, by a long, long shot. Continue reading