Rep. Ben Carpenter
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8

Fiscal Responsibility Matters


Press Release: Response to Governor’s Budget Vetoes

June 20, 2023 Press Release: Response to Governor’s Budget Vetoes Yesterday, the Governor announced the vetoes he made to the FY24 budget. The Governor’s vetoes amount to a substantial $202 million in reductions, including $145 million from the operating budget

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Is Economic Growth A Legislative Priority?

After several recent lengthy updates, I promise to keep this short and to the point! Earlier this week I wrote about the risk permanent fund earnings pose to our oil & gas industry. My premise was that increased permanent fund investment earnings

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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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