Resources

State:

 

Legislative

 

Legislative Finance Division (LegFin): The Legislative Finance Division provides services necessary to analyze and produce the state's budgets by acting as nonpartisan staff for the interim Legislative Budget and Audit Committee and two standing finance committees. 
 
Executive
 
Office of Management & Budget (OMB): The mission of the Office of Management and Budget is to ensure the State’s resources are invested in a way that produces results which advance the Governor’s priorities.
 
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (PFC): The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation was created by the Alaska Legislature in 1980 as a quasi-independent state entity tasked with the important mission of prudently investing and managing the assets of the Alaska Permanent Fund (Fund). As one of the first sovereign wealth funds, and the largest state-level fund of its kind in the United States, the Fund has gained world-wide recognition as a model for converting a non-renewable natural resource into a renewable financial resource. 
 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Research & Analysis (DOL Research & Analysis): Research and Analysis’ goal is to promote sound decisions by providing accurate and comprehensive economic information. We provide a range of economic data to the public and contracted customers through our publications, estimates, surveys, and analyses. Policymakers as well as employers and job-seekers use these products to make choices based on an up-to-date understanding of Alaska’s economy. 
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil & Gas (DOG): The Division of Oil and Gas manages lands for oil, gas, and geothermal exploration and development in a fair and transparent manner to maximize prudent use of resources for the greatest benefit of all Alaskans, and facilitates safe and environmentally conscious operation and maintenance of common carrier pipelines.
 
Department of Revenue, Tax Division (Tax): The Tax Division is charged with collecting state taxes, administering tax laws, regulating charitable gaming and providing revenue estimating and economic forecasting.
 
Other
 
Institute of Social & Economic Research (ISER): The Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska for more than half a century. ISER’s multidisciplinary staff studies virtually all the major public policy issues Alaska faces. That work helps Alaskans better understand the state’s changing economy and population—and the challenges and opportunities that come with change.

King Economics Group (King): King Economics Group is a nonpartisan economics firm that specializes in Alaska’s economy, providing impartial information for use by the general public, business owners, and government officials. 


 

Federal:
 

Legislative
 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO): Since 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation. CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation.
 
Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT): The Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan committee of the United States Congress, originally established under the Revenue Act of 1926. The Joint Committee operates with an experienced professional staff who assist Members of the majority and minority parties in both houses of Congress on tax legislation and is closely involved with every aspect of the tax legislative process .
 
Executive
 
Office of Management & Budget (OMB): The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Specifically, OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.
Department of Treasury (Treasury): The U.S. Department of the Treasury's mission is to maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively.
 
Other
 
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB): The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board. As an independent source of objective policy analysis, we regularly engage policymakers of both parties and help them develop and analyze proposals to improve the country’s fiscal and economic condition.
 
Concord Coalition (Concord Coalition): The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy and dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America's unsustainable entitlement programs, and how to build a sound economy for future generations. The Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.), former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson.
 
Peter G. Peterson Foundation (Peterson Foundation): The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-partisan organization dedicated to addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges to ensure a better economic future. Our mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of the key fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them.
Americans for Debt and Deficit Reduction (AFDDR): Headed by former South Carolina Governor and US Representative Mark Sanford, Americans for Debt and Deficit Reduction is a not-for-profit organization established to draw attention to and give voice to citizens concerned about our country’s financial reality. The AFDDR's mission is to lead the conversation, set a pace to a course correction and ensure the American Dream is alive for future generations.

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