The Alaska Legislature has approved a budget compromise that avoids a shutdown of state government on July 1.
It may be a fatal mistake.
In December, Gov. Bill Walker spoke to the state in a televised address. In that address, he presented a complete fiscal plan, something that would wean Alaska from its reliance on oil revenue and erase a $4 billion deficit.
He told us that action must be taken this year. Failing to act will leave Alaska in uncertainty, and uncertainty is the No. 1 enemy of sustainability and growth.