Here's the challenge. . .
What would you do?
With no savings to prop up spending, the Governor and Legislature face difficult choices to balance the state's budget. We know Alaskans have some ideas about how to do just that. Commonwealth North asked Alaskans to help develop a tool to illustrate these budget choices. We focused on those programs with 80 percent or more of program costs covered by the general fund. There are other options too, but we chose to focus on the budget items with the greatest impact on filling the gap. After completing your budget choices, there's a place for you to add any other ideas you may have.
The confidential budget choices submitted by Alaskans will be shared with the Governor and Legislature. By better understanding the difficult choices they will make in Juneau and sharing your preferences here, its our hope that we can help chart a path to Alaska's fiscal future.