The budget stalemate is finally over. Now we can start to focus on the real work.
On Monday, the Rasmuson Foundation stepped up to the plate by committing funds to develop “a reasonable, detailed long-term fiscal plan.” They’re inviting participation from all Alaskans in hopes of inspiring a public mandate “for elected officials to make the tough choices” needed to avert a fiscal disaster.
Tough is a political t-word companion of “taxes.” No one wants them. But that’s what Rasmuson is advocating as part of the solution. Gov. Bill Walker is on board, too.