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WORKING FOLKS LEFT OUT .

Fred Sturman
Feb. 1, 2006

The $1.2-billion windfall is just the beginning for the Governor and Legislature.

Where is our benefit?

1.
$400-million toward State ownership of the new gas pipeline. ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Private ownership through a publicly traded corporation makes more sense. Can anybody name just one successful, state-sponsored business …Delta Barley? Seward Dimensional Lumber Mill? Anchorage Fish Plant? Healy Coal-Electric Project? Others!


2. $565-Million to forward-fund the k-12 schools. Public education has too much money and not enough educatin’. $565-million for parent-controlled school vouchers.
3. $86-million plus $30-million for major highway and big city transportation. WELL, MAYBE. But, no studies, no Knik Arm Bridge and no Gravina Island Bridge.
4. Repay the $5.6-Billion borrowed from the Constitutional Budget Reserve Fund as mandated by the Alaska Constitution. The Permanent Fund and its dividends are very most important to regular Alaska citizens.
5. PERS/TRS and government worker health-care. The shortfall is over $6-billion. Health-cost reports are not yet complete. Ford and GM are merely indicators. State and Municipal plans are twice as generous and twice as unsustainable.
6. $22-Million for a national advertising campaign to improve Alaska’s image so ANWR passes. NO!! Alaska has the very highest per capita tax revenue and expenditure rates (as reported at http://www.census.gov/govs/state/03rank.html ).

Help me stop these guys.


Fred Sturman, member
akvoters.org
P. O. Box 513
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: 907-252-0100

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