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Governor’s Office Sponsors Radio Spots Highlighting Opportunities for Budget Engagement

Mar 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21 (Juneau, AK) – The Office of Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today announced a series of radio spots highlighting statewide opportunities for the public to engage on the budget and the state’s fiscal crisis.

“From discussions on our fiscal future to debates on whether the PFD belongs to the people or to politicians, the governor believes Alaskans need to play a critical role in these once in a generation decisions,” said Press Secretary Matt Shuckerow. “We encourage Alaskans to join the conversation, take part in a variety of events and let lawmakers know where you stand on these critical issues. The governor’s message has been clear, if we’re going to use the PFD to cover the costs of state government, it should be approved by a vote of the people.”

The three area-specific radio spots encourage participation and engagement in the Alaska House Majority’s upcoming field hearings, while also letting Alaskans know Governor Dunleavy and members of his budget and policy team will be visiting the area. The radio spots were placed by the Office of Governor Dunleavy in three markets – Kenai, Wasilla and Fairbanks – at a cost of approximately $9,000.

30-Second Radio Spot: “Your Voice is Needed” Kenai

Alaska’s state government is confronting what every Alaskan household knows – your spending cannot exceed your income, if you want to avoid bankruptcy.

The state House majority is holding public testimony on the budget.  One option that is being discussed is an 80% tax on your PFD.  

Governor Dunleavy’s plan is a reduced budget with a full PFD.  He believes the PFD should not be used without the vote of the people. 

Do you believe there should be no change to the PFD without a vote of the people? To participate in the house public testimony, go to the Soldotna Sports Center, 538 Arena Avenue, Soldotna this Saturday, March 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm. 

Governor Dunleavy will be in your area on Monday, March 25th at The Cannery at 6pm. 

Your voice is needed. Together we can ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Alaska.

Click here to listen to the Kenai-area radio spot.