Reduce State Spending

 

Some politicians tell us that Alaska’s operating budget has been cut to the bone.  This is nonsense.  The most recent budget spends over 13% more than the year before.  If we don’t get our spending under control, no combination of taxes and PFD grab can keep up.

Our state budget spends more money per capita than any other state in the U.S. – double many and nearly three times as much as some.  We’re not lacking for good ideas on how to reduce state spending. What we lack is the leadership and political will to get the job done.  As Governor, I will introduce significantly lower budgets, and I won’t hesitate to use my veto pen to hold the line.

I have a proven track record for advocating reduced state spending.  As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I advocated for reduced departmental budgets that focused on delivering core functions and eliminating the nonessential.  I sponsored bills to reduce the cost of health care.  I submitted a fiscal plan that would balance the state’s budget without imposing new taxes or tampering with the PFD.  I voted against a state operating budget bill that spent too much, cut too little, and reduced the amount due Alaskans in their PFD.

Alaska doesn’t suffer from a problem of too little revenue for government.  Rather we suffer from a bloated government that spends beyond its means and makes promises that it can’t keep.  My focus as Governor will be to bring spending in line with revenues. Households and small businesses across Alaska successfully do this every year.  State government can and must do the same.

Reduce State Spending

 

Some politicians tell us that Alaska’s operating budget has been cut to the bone.  This is nonsense.  The most recent budget spends over 13% more than the year before.  If we don’t get our spending under control, no combination of taxes and PFD grab can keep up.

Our state budget spends more money per capita than any other state in the U.S. – double many and nearly three times as much as some.  We’re not lacking for good ideas on how to reduce state spending. What we lack is the leadership and political will to get the job done.  As Governor, I will introduce significantly lower budgets, and I won’t hesitate to use my veto pen to hold the line.

I have a proven track record for advocating reduced state spending.  As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I advocated for reduced departmental budgets that focused on delivering core functions and eliminating the nonessential.  I sponsored bills to reduce the cost of health care.  I submitted a fiscal plan that would balance the state’s budget without imposing new taxes or tampering with the PFD.  I voted against a state operating budget bill that spent too much, cut too little, and reduced the amount due Alaskans in their PFD.

Alaska doesn’t suffer from a problem of too little revenue for government.  Rather we suffer from a bloated government that spends beyond its means and makes promises that it can’t keep.  My focus as Governor will be to bring spending in line with revenues. Households and small businesses across Alaska successfully do this every year.  State government can and must do the same.

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Fairbanks Office:  607 Old Steese Hwy, #101, Fairbanks, AK 99701