This site describes many aspects of the state budget process and is intended to help Alaskans better understand that complicated process. It was created in 2004, so the budget figures are now far out of date. But the description of the budget process is still useful.

The website has been archived and many of the links, both internal and external, no longer function properly.

If you have questions, get in touch with Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics at ISER.

As of September 2019, this site was moved to an archival status. The full website (data and contents) is available for download as a zip file and is approximately 9MB.

  1. Download the full archive of the Citizen’s Guide website
  2. Unzip the contents
  3. Open “default.htm” in a web browser of choice
  4. Enjoy a local and complete copy of the website!
Download the archive of The Alaska Citizen’s Guide to the Budget