Recently the Anchorage Daily News had an article about Governor Dunleavy’s proposal for Permanent Fund Dividends in 2021. The article also included information about a proposed advisory vote for bonds in the amount of up to $350 million. But the article stated that Neil Steininger, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said a list of projects is not yet available. In other words, they don’t know how they would spend the money.
I guess I am naïve. I would think that a request of voters to approve 350 million dollars in bonds presupposes that you have a set of projects that are really important. But I guess that’s not how it works. First pick a number, then go look for a set of projects that add up to that number. And when you do, don’t forget to make sure that they are geographically spread around the state. That way there will be something for everyone.
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