The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Developing a plan and beginning to implement it has a calming effect, and Gov. Bill Walker has achieved that with Alaska’s liquefied natural gas project and likely soon with the budget — if the most recent special legislative session is an indicator, and it is.
There is much about Alaska’s finances to perpetuate unease. The state is in a financial crisis, with a growing $3 billion budget deficit and a severe decline in production of its highest source of revenue: oil.