Alaska relies heavily on its infrastructure, from roads and rail to ports and pipelines. If there's any one function that government really is obligated to perform, it's keeping up the systems that keep our state running.
As your next representative, I'd like to see:
- Any excess revenues the state acquires put into the capital fund and not the operating fund. We need to fix our roads, not hire more government employees;
- Private industry given an opportunity to bid on projects that the government is paying public employees to complete;
- Our port solution finally solved.
We should always prioritize infrastructure spending over social spending in Alaska. With such a huge geographic area to cover, we need to make sure our roads, rails, grids, and towers are maintained.
Making an investment in roads, bridges, and access to our resources is exceedingly more beneficial than hiring more government workers to talk about it.