How many voters are in your household? 622 Voters
The first session of the 21st Alaska Legislature, despite many hours of public hearings, or other discussions and a special session, did not "solve" the subsistence delimma. This issue will face us again during 2000. The federal government is now managing fish and game activities on all federal lands in Alaska.
Do you support a constitutional amendment treating "rural" subsistence users differently that "urban".
Would you support a constitutional amendment establishing a rural subsistence priority in times of shortage?
Do you believe that the federal law (ANILCA) should be changed to agree with Alaska's Constitution rather than changing our Constitution to accommodate federal law?
Should legislative session be held in Anchorage rather than Juneau?
Should random drug test be required of welfare recipients as a condition for receiving benefits?
Should Alaska amend our Constitution to allow for the election of the Attorney General?
Do you support a Constitutional amendment to establish a voucher system for Alaska's school's?
Should the amount of the Permanent fund Dividend be capped?
If so, at what amount? $1000 most mentioned.
When a home inspector issues a report on your home prior to a sale, should that inspector have any liability for the report above and beyond the cost of the report itself?
Should the State regulate home inspectors and set minimum standards for initial licensing and continuing education?
Since 1996, the Republican-led Majority's 5-year plan has gradually reduced the state's budget by $220 million. Do you support the plan's goal of cutting $30 million for fiscal year 2000, starting July 1, 2000?
(Note: To reach this goal, the Legislature has to cut $57 million in formula program increases, portions of the Governor's $125 million increase, and then make the $30 million in spending reductions.)
Is the State spending:
Even with the increase in the price of oil this fiscal year (FY'00), ending June 30, 2000, we will have to use $500 to $800 million from the Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR). The CBR will have a balance of approximately $2 billion. Do you believe that the number one priority of the Legislature should be development of a long-range financial plan for the State?
Do you believe non-profit organizations (e.g., Sierra Club, AKPIRG) that engage in political activities should be required to disclose their sources of income over $100?
The State of Alaska has not issued any general obligation (GO) bonds for over twenty years. The Governor has proposed a $510 million dollar bond to be spent over three years on schools and deferred maintenance and provides for the continuation of the school debt reimbursement program. The House Finance Committee has proposed a bonding proposition of $665 million.
Do you support a GO bond issue for schools and deferred maintenance?
What level of bonding would you support?
The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) claims any additional cuts in the municipal assistance and revenue sharing programs will cause local taxes to increase. Should the Legislature reduce this funding?
Should the Municipality reduce its operating budget and not rely on increasing real property taxes as a way to offset decreasing funds from the state?
Should the tax exemption given seniors and veterans on their homes be made optional for local governments?
Senator Mackie has proposed a constitutional amendment to pay a one-time permanent fund dividend to current residents (in the state as of January 1, 2000) of $25,000 with the balance of the Permanent Fund dedicated to general fund appropriations. Would you support Senator Mackie's plan?
The State of Alaska has been subsidizing rural electrical use through the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program. Should this approximately $15 million program be continued?
The Alaska Supreme Court in a 3-2 decision in the case of John v. Backer found that a "tribal" court had jurisdiction over a state court in domestic relations cases. Do you believe the court overstepped its boundary and made law which is the Legislature's duty?
The Governor has officially recognized "tribes" as a state policy. Do you agree with this policy?
The people of District 11 and the state overwhelmingly rejected the plan proposed in the September 14, 1999 advisory vote to balance the state's budget. There are many opinions and interpretations of why this was done. Why did you vote as you did? Click on all that apply.
We should tax, not cut PFD
Didn't want PFD reduced
We should have a balanced plan of reduced spending, cap on PFD's, and new taxes
Cut spending, not PFD
Other? Balance Budget was most frequently mentioned item
Should the Legislature approve any increases in state employee wage and benefits?
Please indicate below where you feel the state's budget should be reduced, remain the same, or increased. The FY 2000 (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000) general fund budget or approximately $2.3 billion was allocated as follows:
K-12 Education $779.7 million
University of Alaska $172.0 million
Roads, Airports & Marine Highway Maintenance & Operations
Longevity Bonus $56.3 million
Municipal Assistance and Revenue Sharing $28.5 million
Public Safety $77.8 million
Adult Corrections $145.8 million
Court System $49.4 million
Legislature $31.5 million
Governor (including Lt. Governor & Elections) $16.2 million
Dept. of Law $25.5 million
Dept. of Natural Resources $36.8 million
Dept. of Fish & Game $32.9 million
Health and Social Services $438.7 million
(includes child protection, foster care, youth corrections, public assistance, medical assistance, and etc.)
Pioneer Homes $32.3 million
Other Government Services $400 million
(disaster relief; tourism; regulation of banking, securities, corporations, and insurance industries; occupation licensing; business licensing; personnel; leases; workers' compensation; unemployment services, etc.)
I have listed some suggested taxes or tax increases below. Please review the list and rank the proposals below on a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 being your first preference and 9 being you last preference. (Results list first preference only)
Motor fuel tax increase
Timber tax increase
Fishery tax increase
Raise user fees and index fees to inflation
Mining tax increase
Establish a seasonal sales tax
Oil & Gas tax increase
Establish state sales tax
Re-establish a school head tax
Statewide income tax
Alcohol tax increase
Establish new taxes on tourism industry
Raise tobacco tax
Lottery, Income Tax on Non-residents
I am working on a patients' bill of rights addressing some managed care issues.
Do you think that individuals should have the option of selecting their own doctor?
Would you be willing to pay a higher insurance premium or co-payment in order to be able to select your own doctor?
Alaska's Constitution mandates that 25% of oil and mineral leases, royalties and bonuses are deposited into the principle of the Permanent Fund. In 1980, the Legislature increased that to 50% on all new leases. If we repealed this law and went back to the original 25%, an extra 18 Million a year would be generated to help close the fiscal gap and the impact on the dividends would be minimal. Do you support changing the law back t the Constitution's 25%?
What do you think is the most important issue or problem facing Alaska and/or our district? How would you address this issue? (Top three issues mentioned)
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