Alaska Senate Democrats unveiled a new online tool recently to help people figure out how exactly the governor’s proposed budget would affect them.
There is now a page on the Democrats’ website, found at www.aksenatedems.com/get-involved, where people can select their region and see the main effects Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal would have on the area. Many Senate Democrats have been vocal and assertive about their opposition to Dunleavy’s budget, and much of the writing on the website examines the budget proposal in a negative light.
People can also look at specific issues or organizations — including the University of Alaska, small business, seniors, public safety and more — and see what the governor has proposed for them. The site includes links to news reports, state documents and other resources. It also connects people with senators (from both sides of the aisle) who would be appropriate to contact about the issue or region in which they’re interested.