Gunnar Knapp and Paul D. Kendall continue discussion about Alaska's fiscal crisis

by Michelle Saport  |   

Wednesday, May 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, Room 101

Gunnar Knapp, ISER's director, and Paul D. Kendall, an energy and political activist, met on May 10 for a wide-ranging discussion about state fiscal issues. That first event came after Mr. Kendall heard Gunnar Knapp speak at a public forum on the state's current fiscal crisis, and asked him if he would be willing to take part in a more detailed discussion of the issues. Gunnar Knapp agreed, and the upcoming discussion is a follow-up to the first. Like the first discussion, it will be, in Paul D. Kendall's words:

"an on-camera, unedited, frank, open, honest, fearless, challenging, probing, unrehearsed, point-counterpoint discussion with divergent and opposing views."

Cliff Groh, chair of Alaska Common Ground, will moderate the discussion. Paul D. Kendall and Gunnar Knapp will continue their discussion about the state's fiscal options, including issues related to the Permanent Fund, the PF dividend, state spending, and potential taxes and other revenues.

This event regarding the future of Alaska is free and open to the public, and there will be some opportunity for the audience to ask questions. But there is no free parking anywhere on the UAA campus on May 25. Anyone planning to attend and park on the campus must either have a UAA parking permit or use the pay-and-park meters located in adjacent lots.

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