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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:48 AM

Survey: Southeast business leaders pan Duneavy budget priorities

A questionnaire sent to business leaders across Southeast Alaska found deep misgivings over the governorís approach to balancing the budget.

Among other preferences, a majority supported reducing the projected $1.2 billion dollars in oil tax credits, trimming the size of PFD checks, increasing the percentage of Permanent Fund earnings used to pay for state services and instituting a state-wide income tax.

Cuts to core services like public schools and the state ferry system or a state-wide property tax were ranked lowest.

The business climate survey conducted by Southeast Conference.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/04/25/survey-southeast-business-leaders-pan-duneavy-budget-priorities/

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