Rep. Ben Carpenter
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8



Constitutional Convention Debate on KBBI

    Wednesday Morning on KBBI’ s show “Coffee Table”, former State House Representative Paul Seaton and I debated on the Constitutional Convention (Ballot Measure 1). You can listen to it here KBBI’s Alaska Constitutional Convention Debate.

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Economic Growth

Legislative Action Promoting Economic Growth

While legislative squabbling over budgets and permanent fund dividends has consumed much of our time, we managed to pass a couple Bills addressing economic growth. Many more Bills have been authored that I hope will pass in the second regular

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Balanced Budget

Spending Limit

The greatest risk to economic growth where most Alaskans work, our private sector, is unpredictable and unrestrained public sector spending. For this reason, a constitutional amendment providing an effective spending limit on our legislature is necessary. The argument over whether

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