Opposing views on state fiscal matters: ISER to host May 10, 2016 discussion

by Michelle Saport  |   

Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, Room 101

After hearing ISER director Gunnar Knapp speak at a recent public forum on the state's current fiscal crisis, Paul D. Kendall, an energy and political activist, asked him if he would be willing to take part in a more detailed discussion of the issues-a discussion that would 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."

Knapp agreed. He and Paul D. Kendall will be joined by Cliff Groh, chair of Alaska Common Ground, to have a wide-ranging discussion-and to explore whether they can come to some agreement-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. There is no charge for parking on the UAA campus on May 10, and anyone planning to attend is welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.

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