Our Alaska state budget is at a critical juncture. It is of utmost importance to Alaska's future. With Alaska State expenditures exceeding revenues by more than $3 Billion dollars, there is no easy solution to balancing the State budget. Achieving long-term fiscal stability, affordability and sustainability for the State of Alaska will require a mix of continued cuts to government spending and increased revenues including use of State investment earnings.
Therefore, FEDC, in partnership with the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, are presenting the 2017 Budget Blitz. We will offer two presentations by renowned Alaska-focused economists, Gunnar Knapp, PhD and Brad Keithley, JD.
All are invited, Wednesday, February 15 from 10am-12pm and Thursday, February 16 from 3pm-5pm at the Carlson Center.
It is FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about the options surrounding a fiscal solution for our state budget.