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The LegHead Report Radio Show for Thurs. Jan 23 State Pension Funding
Alaska’s financial situation is secure, but there is one huge debt looming over Alaskans that must be dealt with. That was a key statement from Alaska Governor Sean Parnell in his State of the State Address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature.
The big debt is unfunded state pensions and if it is not tackled soon Alaskan will struggle to keep up with an ever-growing burden that sucks more and more available funds from other budget items.
Gov. Sean Parnell’s comments in State of State Address 2014 courtesy of Gavel Alaska.
Governor Sean Parnell speaking during Wednesday’s State of the State Address to the Alaska Legislature. Thanks to Gavel Alaska for today’s audio.
PHOTO: Chena Ridge from the Division of Forestry’s website. The Alaska Board of Forestry helps manage and determine policy for Alaska’s forest lands.
You don’t need to run for public office to have a real impact on life in Alaska and in the way the state does business.
Why not stick your name in for a state board or commission?
Monday January 6, 2014 Edition of The LegHead Report
RESOURCES: Here are some useful links to help you get info and apply for a board or commission position.
List of Active Boards and Commissions – includes a ton of info on each board, what they do, who’s on it, etc.
List of Vacancies on Alaska Boards and Commissions–These are the ones to target if you’re ready to take the leap and apply for an open spot.
January 3 is a special day for Alaska. I guess you could say “Happy Birthday!” to our favorite state since Alaska was officially admitted into the Union on Jan. 3, 1959.
So, hey, I’m all for a Post New Year’s celebration!
Click below to hear the Jan. 3 edition of The LegHead Report.
Here are some articles and sources for more Alaska history.
Established by the Alaska Legislature to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of statehood
A source of so many good Alaska historical things ~ photos, films, audio, diaries, records, etc.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, unveiled last week in Anchorage, proposes cutting $1.3 billion out of general fund spending and eliminates 150 state positions.
In a speech at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Parnell prefaced the details of his budget by comparing the process to a family budget.
He also said that the state’s economic situation is getting better.
(Listen to audio report above for details.)
BELOW: Full video of Governor Sean Parnell’s speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce where he unveiled his proposed FY 2015 Budget.
December 12, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today unveiled his FY 2015 budget, proposing $1.3 billion less in general fund spending than the current year and 150 fewer positions….(Continued)
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