What kind of fiscal future do we want for Alaska? Listen to this panel discussion featuring Senator Natasha von Imhof, Mayor Ethan Burkowitz

A slide from Mouhcine Guettabi’s presentation from December 10. (Courtesy of Alaska Common Ground)

What Alaskans want for their state’s economic future can be as varied as the population itself. Can we continue relying on oil revenues or do we need to further diversify our economy? What kind of pressure can the Permanent Fund take? In this panel discussion hosted by Alaska Common Ground, speakers make their cases for what direction the state’s fiscal future should take.

Natasha von Imhof: Co-Chair, Senate Finance Committee (Presentation slides)
Ethan Berkowitz: Mayor of Anchorage
Greg Razo: VP Government Relations, CIRI
Mouhcine Guettabi: UAA, Institute of Economic Research (Presentation slides)
Larry Persily: Atwood Chair, UAA, Dept of Journalism (Presentation slides)

BROADCAST: Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

RECORDED: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 49th State Brewing Co.


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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