The University of Alaska Fairbanks is Dunleavy’s chief target. He cites misleading and false statistics, which has become standard practice under Dunleavy. If carried out, the Dunleavy master plan would mean that tens of millions of federal research dollars would leave Alaska along with faculty members and researchers who will be eagerly recruited by universities Outside.
“When we ask the governor, he says, ‘I’ll get back to you.’ When we ask the commissioners for answers about specific reductions, we learned that the commissioners were instructed not to appear before Senate Finance, to just run their departments and let OMB handle the financial aspects of this state,” von Imhof said.
The self-inflicted emergency is that the state with the lowest taxes in the U.S. is struggling to decide whether to give its residents $1 billion or $2 billion this year and if basic services such as education and health care should be properly funded or gutted.
Under the Mike Dunleavy plan to dismantle state government, it remains impossible for anyone to reserve space on the Alaska Marine Highway Sys…
The biggest of the Dunleavy budget cuts, and the one that has been least examined, is the proposal to cut Medicaid spending by $714 million.
Senate President Cathy Giessel is repeating bogus talking points from the Republican Party, misusing statistics and downplaying Gov. Mike Dunl…