Alaska State Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 13.
The Alaska Chamber applauds Governor Dunleavy for proposing a spending plan that matches current revenues. This action will surely prompt necessary and critical conversations that must occur across Alaska in order to achieve a durable and sustainable fiscal plan.
“For many years, the Chamber has advocated that state government reduce its spending to sustainable levels. The Chamber also supports a meaningful spending cap on operating budget expenditures. Achieving a durable and sustainable fiscal plan that includes a spending cap will strengthen our economy and help Alaskan families by reducing uncertainty and promoting private sector investment,” said Albert Fogle, Vice President for the Chamber. “We encourage the Alaska Legislature, local communities, organizations, and all Alaskans to get involved and work together to solve the fiscal challenges plaguing our state.”
The Chamber is guided by its mission to promote a healthy business environment in the state. Like many businesses, the Chamber believes that, to be successful state government must live within its means. That’s why for more than 20 years the Chamber has advocated for sustainable spending and reducing the operating budget to a level that Alaskans can afford.
Earlier this year, the Chamber released its 2019 State Priorities, which include support for a reduction of spending to sustainable levels and support for a meaningful cap on operating budget expenditures.
The Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of more than 60 business leaders from across the state, which represent more than 800 small and large businesses working to support the mission of promoting a healthy business environment in Alaska.
For further information about the Chamber’s 2019 State Priorities visit alaskachamber.com.
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Source: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce