Alaskans, We are at a pivotal point in Alaska’s history, a once in a generation moment where we must begin making the tough decisions to put our state on a path towards a permanent fiscal plan. One thing is clear, in order to be successful, we must have the engagement and support of the Alaskan people. Alaskans overwhelmingly spoke during the last election cycle, and chose a government that would protect the PFD, fix our unsustainable spending, and put an end to the ‘nothing is too important to reform’ type attitude. Regardless of where this path takes us, Alaskans must buy into the decisions being made in Juneau. To that end, we’re excited to announce “A Statewide Discussion for a Permanent Fiscal Plan,” a series of meetings, events and gatherings to further engage the Alaskan people. These presentations will outline our vision for Alaska, take an in-depth look into the direction we’re headed, and further lay our proposals out in the open. As the Legislature moves towards day 120, it’s important that Alaskans fully understand where we’re headed. Will Legislators once again take Alaskans PFD to pay for a government we can no longer afford? Will politicians in Juneau recklessly spend down the last of our savings? Will Alaskans be saddled with billion-dollar taxes? All of these details and discussions are critical to the process. In my view, if the Legislature wants to continue down this unsustainable path and further lock in the status quo, it must be put to a vote of the people. Doing anything different would fly in the face of the electorate and further exasperate the state’s fiscal challenges. Governor Michael J. Dunleavy Governor Dunleavy’s “Statewide Discussion for a Permanent Fiscal Plan,” is a series of meetings, events and community-based discussions in partnership with a variety of groups and organizations. To date, these include the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska Policy Forum, the Associated General Contractors, Americans for Prosperity-Alaska, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. This also includes a variety of scheduled sit downs with Alaska media, including Talk of Alaska, to further engage the public. In addition to stakeholder meetings and public forums, the Governor will sit directly with Alaska media to bring these discussions to the forefront. The first leg of the Governor’s roadshow (March 25 – 28th) is the first of many community-based discussions that will take place over the coming months Kenai Peninsula – 3/25 Alaska Support Industry Alliance – Kenai Chapter Event *** 4pm – 5pm: The Birds Eye View – Radio Kenai Listen Live 6pm – 8pm – The Cannery Lodge* Register Online Anchorage – 3/26 Associated General Contractors Event *** 10am – 11am: Talk of Alaska with Lori Townsend – Alaska Public Media Network More Information Alaska Support Industry Alliance – Anchorage Chapter Event*** 4pm: The Dave Stieren Show – KFQD Listen Live 5pm: The Mike Porcaro Show – 650 KENI Listen Live 6pm – 8pm – 49th State Brewing Company* (Free and open to the public event with AFP-Alaska and Alaska Policy Forum) Register Online Nome – 3/27 4:30pm – 6:30pm – Old St. Joe’s Civic Center* (Free and open to the public event with AFP-Alaska and Alaska Policy Forum) Register Online Fairbanks – 3/28 8am – 9am: Carlson Center – Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce “Understanding Alaska’s Fiscal Situation” ** More information 6pm – 8pm – Westmark Hotel* (Free and open to the public event with AFP-Alaska and Alaska Policy Forum) Register Online 3/29 – Alaska Miners Association *** Mat-Su – 3/29 6pm – 8pm – Mat-Su Resort* (Free and open to the public event with AFP-Alaska and Alaska Policy Forum) Register Online *Events are open to the public. Interested guests and participants will be asked to register online to reserve space at the event. Day of tickets may be available based on space availability, but we strongly encourage all interested guests to preregister. ** Event is open to non-members. *** Member event.