Representative David Guttenberg's 2015 Fiscal Survey

Rep. David Guttenberg

In the upcoming session, Alaska’s fiscal crisis will affect all of the decisions made by the Legislature. These decisions will affect the lives of my friends and neighbors in Fairbanks. In order to provide the best representation possible, it is important that I know how you feel.

Please take a moment to fill out and return this survey. Your responses will provide valuable guidance and help me to better represent you.


1. How concerned are you about the current state of Alaska budget shortfall? (Please select one)

Very unconcerned
Very concerned

2. How do you think the Legislature should address next year’s budget shortfall? (Please select one)
Deep spending cuts, no new revenues.
Only spending cuts targeted at eliminating duplication and creating efficiencies, combined with new revenues.
No more cuts, focus on new revenues.

3. How do you think the legislature should fund the following programs next year? (Please select one per program)

  Decrease funding Same funding Increase funding
K-12 Education
Early Education (Pre-K, Best Beginnings, Parents as Teachers)
University of Alaska
Oil tax credits
Alaska Aerospace Corp.
Alaska Marine Highway
Roads & road maintenance
Public Assistance
Senior Benefits
Tourism marketing
Alaska State Troopers

  Yes No
Knik Arm Bridge
Susitna Watana Hydroelectric Dam
Juneau Access Road
U-Med Bragaw Extension

4. Do you think the state has enough money at this time to fund the following projects? (Please select one per project)

5. How do you feel about the following revenue possibilities? (Please select one per revenue item)

  Strongly oppose Oppose Neutral Support Strongly support
Increase revenue from oil
Increase revenue from mining
Use part of the Permanent Fund
Statewide income tax
Statewide sales tax
Eliminate exemption allowing some corporations to pay no corporate tax


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