Rep. Ben Carpenter
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8


Balanced Budget

Long-term Fiscal Plan

In July 2021, I participated in group discussions as a member of the Fiscal Policy Working Group (FPWG). The group was formed from members of both houses, from both political parties, and from all majority and minority caucuses. The genesis

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Balanced Budget


I believe the legislature should follow the laws of the land, including AS 37.13.145(b), the law that directs a 50/50 split between the PFD and government spending. I believe that the PFD needs to be put in the constitution if it

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Education Choice

I believe Alaska can lead the nation in education results. I believe that granting parents power and control over school policies and budgets is the best way to support our teachers and our students. We already have schools with duplicatable

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