From the publisher: Alaskans share blame for state's fiscal mess

Blame legislators for overspending and underachieving at the underlying need for a long-term fiscal plan for the state - if it makes you feel better. They certainly have made some poor decisions.

But Alaskans need to look at their own reflection in the mud puddle of politics and realize we share in the blame for electing and encouraging bad decisions by many of those same lawmakers.

We're just as guilty for decades of irresponsible requests for state funding, unreasonable expectations that the state will pay the bills, and yet continuing to vote for candidates who promise the financially irres...


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