Balancing the Budget
Low oil prices and fiscal mismanagement have plunged Alaska into the worst budget crisis in our history. I am committed to working on bipartisan basis to craft a comprehensive solution to this crisis that eliminates waste without drastic cuts that would destroy our economy.
Without a comprehensive plan, the politicians will burn through our savings and there will be no PFD in four years. Any politician that tells you that we can solve this crisis with budget cuts alone either doesn’t know what they are talking about or is just telling you what they think you want to hear. Only with a comprehensive fiscal plan that balances cuts with new revenues will put Alaska back on track and protect your PFD.
Unfortunately the career politicians were able to block any meaningful action to put Alaska back on track, and it is more important than ever that we elect real leaders who will make the tough choices and put Alaska first.