By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch

 

August 31, 2017



If legislators do not pass a budget within the regular legislative session, they should not receive legislative per diem during the subsequent special session. Alaskans for Integrity – a group founded by one independent lawmaker, one Democratic lawmaker and one Republican citizen –proposed a ballot initiative for 2018 that will raise legislative standards of financial transparency and accountability to the public. I support this initiative, known as the “Alaska Government Accountability Act.”

If approved by voters, this ballot initiative would end legislative per diem if the legisl...



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