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Why Alaska is ready for “forward thinking” budgeting

We’re all familiar with the saying “penny wise, pound foolish,” but we would do well to heed this advice this legislative session. The No. 1 responsibility of government is to create an effective and realistic budget. Past budgets have all too often reflected the whims of parochial interests without vetting whether spending was both effective and within our means. With declining oil revenues, we are due to seriously overhaul our attitude toward budgeting

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