Alaska Legislative Budget and Audit Committee

Fiscal Issues

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The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee (LB&A) has the authority to hire consultants to educate and inform the Alaska State Legislature and the public on a variety of issues that are important to the State of Alaska’s budget and economy. Throughout the years, the Alaska State Legislature has considered various issues of major budgetary importance, including changes to the state tax code, state education funding, pensions, and others. On this page, you can find materials produced by the consultants hired by LB&A to review these matters, as well as various other issues that affect the State of Alaska’s budget.

DateTitleAuthorIssueSizeFile
Apr 5, 2021School District Internet Costs and Access in AlaskaInstitute of Social and Economic ResearchFiscal558.6 KBpdf
Apr 5, 2021School District Energy Costs in AlaskaInstitute of Social and Economic ResearchFiscal667.5 KBpdf
Jan 18, 2021Pension Trustee Advisors Varial Defined Benefit Actuarial ReportPension Trustee AdvisorsFiscal547.0 KBpdf
Dec 31, 2020Institute On Taxation & Economic Policy Report Comparing Flat-Rate Income Tax Options For AlaskaInstitute On Taxation & Economic PolicyFiscal6.8 MBpdf
Mar 24, 2016Assessment of Medicaid Reform OptionsThe Menges GroupFiscal1.3 MBpdf
Feb 21, 2016Generics as Percentage of Medicaid Prescriptions by Major Calendar QuarterThe Menges GroupFiscal228.5 KBpdf
Feb 20, 2016Distribution of Admissions of Frequently Hospitalized Medicaid Beneficiaries by Major Disease Category, February 20, 2016The Menges GroupFiscal328.3 KBpdf
Jan 15, 2016Initial Analysis Assessment of Medicaid Expansion and ReformThe Menges GroupFiscal534.1 KBpdf
Nov 13, 2015Salary & Benefits Schedule and Teacher Tenure Study - Technical AddendumDiane Hirshberg, Matthew Berman, Dayna Jean DeFeo, and Alexandra Hill, UAA CAEPRFiscal1.6 MBpdf
Nov 13, 2015Salary & Benefits Schedule and Teacher Tenure Study - AppendicesDiane Hirshberg, Matthew Berman, Dayna Jean DeFeo, and Alexandra Hill, UAA CAEPRFiscal4.7 MBpdf
Nov 13, 2015Salary & Benefits Schedule and Teacher Tenure Study - Final ReportDiane Hirshberg, Matthew Berman, Dayna Jean DeFeo, and Alexandra Hill, UAA CAEPRFiscal477.8 KBpdf
Oct 1, 2015NVA-DJR Prototypical School ReportNvision Architecture/DeJONG-RICHTERFiscal2.2 MBpdf
Jul 22, 20152015 Review of Alaska’s School Funding ProgramJustin Silverstein, Amanda Brown, Mark Fermanich, Ph.D., Augenblick, Palaich and AssociatesFiscal1.3 MBpdf
Apr 10, 2014David Teal Response to GRS Review of Pay-Go Approach to Retirement FundingDavid TealFiscal46.0 KBpdf
Apr 4, 2014David Teal Response to GRS PERS-TRS Actuary ReviewsDavid TealFiscal79.3 KBpdf
Apr 4, 2014GRS PERS-TRS Actuary ReviewGabriel Roeder Smith & CompanyFiscal416.4 KBpdf
Jan 12, 2009Dickinson and Wood Deferred FollowupDan Dickinson, Dr. David WoodFiscal215.9 KBpdf
Jan 12, 2009Some 2009 Oil Price Forecasts DickinsonDan DickinsonFiscal93.3 KBpdf
Jan 12, 2009Roundtable ExampleDan DickinsonFiscal48.1 KBxls
Jan 12, 2009Dickinson FollowupDan DickinsonFiscal188.2 KBpdf
Jan 9, 2009Wood ReponsesDr. David WoodFiscal582.3 KBpdf
Dec 16, 2008Wood Letter to Rep. SamuelsDr. David WoodFiscal72.6 KBpdf
Dec 10, 2008Dan Dickinson Presentation AdditionalDan DickinsonFiscal91.6 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 6-0 BibliographyDr. David WoodFiscal154.8 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 5-0 ConclusionsDr. David WoodFiscal169.8 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-6 Alaska Gas Progessivity Tax - Alternative Potential MechanismsDr. David WoodFiscal3.0 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-5 Sensitivity Analysis Prices Yields CostsDr. David WoodFiscal903.3 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-4 Base Case Model Fiscal Performance Of TypesDr. David WoodFiscal546.2 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-3 Model Assumptions and SensitivitiesDr. David WoodFiscal465.9 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-2 Characteristics Of Ten Hypothetical Gas and Oil FieldsDr. David WoodFiscal502.4 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 4-1 Overview/ Conclusions Of Modelling Alaskas Fiscal DesignDr. David WoodFiscal478.2 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 3-2 Status Of Natural Gas ReservesDr. David WoodFiscal445.3 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008 Wood 3-1 Features Recent Evolution Of Alaska's Prevailing Fiscal DesignDr. David WoodFiscal1.8 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-6 Instruments+issues To ConsiderDr. David WoodFiscal496.0 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-5 Key Features Of The Fiscal DesignsDr. David WoodFiscal673.6 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-4 How Are Economic Rents Returns Risks DividedDr. David WoodFiscal3.5 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-3 Fiscal StabilityDr. David WoodFiscal1.6 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-2 Fiscal LookDr. David WoodFiscal4.6 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 2-1 Review Of Gas MarketsDr. David WoodFiscal5.0 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 1-2 Glossary Of TermsDr. David WoodFiscal160.8 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 1-1 Report ContentsDr. David WoodFiscal126.4 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood 1-0 Executive SummaryDr. David WoodFiscal1.0 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 8 Summary BiographyDr. David WoodFiscal108.1 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 7 Sensitivity Analysis GPT Alternative MechanismsDr. David WoodFiscal5.7 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 6-2 Sensitivity AnalysisDr. David WoodFiscal3.0 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 6-1 Sensitivity AnalysisDr. David WoodFiscal3.2 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 5 Base Case Model AnalysisDr. David WoodFiscal3.0 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 4 Early Year Cost Production ProfilesDr. David WoodFiscal406.3 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 3 Upstream Oil and Gas Fiscal DesignDr. David WoodFiscal3.1 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 2 Project DeliverablesDr. David WoodFiscal111.9 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Wood Appendix 1 Scope Of WorkDr. David WoodFiscal123.9 KBpdf
Dec 9, 2008David Wood PresentationDr. David WoodFiscal6.5 MBpdf
Dec 9, 2008Dan Dickinson PresentationDan DickinsonFiscal1.1 MBpdf
Feb 23, 20052005 Alaska School District Cost Study Update UAA-Institute of Social and Economic ResearchFiscal705.8 KBpdf
Apr 19, 2004Alaska State Veterans Home Feasibility Study Phase 2McDowell GroupFiscal633.6 KBpdf
Jan 29, 20042004 Alaska School District Cost Study ReviewUAA-Institute of Social and Economic ResearchFiscal71.8 KBpdf
Jul 1, 2003Alaska State Veterans Home Feasibility Study Phase 1McDowell GroupFiscal1.3 MBpdf
Jan 1, 20032002 Alaska School District Cost StudyDr. Jay Chambers, Dr. Lori Taylor, Joe Robinson, American Institutes for ResearchFiscal1.1 MBpdf
Jan 1, 1999Wage and Benefit StudyKPMG, LLPFiscal68.5 KBpdf
Mar 1, 19981998 Alaska School Operating Cost StudyMcDowell GroupFiscal1.3 MBpdf