A stable and predictable government will attract new investment in our state
“Alaska has the habit of spending and growing government during high revenue years. A spending cap will keep our spending in check over time and give us the fiscal stability we need over the long term.”
We don’t have a fiscal crisis, we have a priority crisis
“I support funding core government services, delivering those services efficiently, and making sure that all government spending is affordable and sustainable over the long term.”
No Income Tax:
I do not support an income tax at this time.
“As long as we are paying a large Permanent Fund dividend, I cannot justify taxing Alaskans only to turn around and pay it out as a dividend. I support Alaskans keeping their income and investing it in their families, education, businesses and community.”
Protect the Permanent Fund:
The Permanent Fund is one of Alaska’s greatest assets. It is critical that we protect it for future generations.
“It is very important that we protect the viability of the Permanent Fund by not taking any additional draws from it beyond the annual Percent of Market Value (POMV) structured draw of 5%. If we take more than that, the Permanent Fund will shrink and return less money in the future to Alaskans.”
A Vision for Alaska:
I have a vision that includes essentials being met, a good education, job preparedness for all Alaskans and expanding economic growth in our state.
“The state must join forces with non-profits to ensure vulnerable Alaskans have access to essentials, like housing and food. Investing in education and job preparedness will create an educated, job-ready workforce. It takes the state working hand-in-hand with private industry to expand wealth and opportunities for all Alaskans."