We need to continue to look at each and every department to determine what is essential and where we can save money, without compromising Alaska’s safety and infrastructure.
We are in a fiscal crisis. We have a lack of revenue and some of our current legislators are committed to continue with unsustainable spending.
The bottom line is that we can not fund the budget at its current level.
I believe there are places to make further cuts and also areas where we may be leaving millions of dollars on the table. This is an issue I plan to spend a great deal of time investigating to develop a comprehensive plan.