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Push for Dunleavy’s amendments

It is time for Alaskans to talk to their representatives and senators about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s trio of proposed constitutional amendments aimed at addressing the state’s chronic red ink problem.

From where we sit, all three should have been part of the Alaska Constitution since Day One.

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One deals with a spending cap – Alaska has one, but it is largely ignored – and a savings plan. The second would place a constitutional roadblock on state taxes without a vote of the people. A third proposed amendment would bar any change to the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend without a vote of the people.

Read this editorial at Anchorage Daily Planet:

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. The spending cap in the Constitution since 1982 is not “largely ignored.” It is analytically flawed and quickly out ran spending. This year it stands at more than $10 Billion.

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