State governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on everything from employee salaries and office supplies to professional lawyers and subsidies to encourage economic development.
Public accountability helps ensure that state funds are spent wisely.
— Following the Money 2018, US PIRG Education Fund

Special Interests

When Alaska’s budget is written, it must benefit Alaskans, not harm already under-served communities and line the pockets of lobbyists who profit from obscuring the public process for private benefit. Currently, the state budget director is making bad cuts to prisons because of her ties to private prisons.


As long time advocates for Alaskans’ public interest, we want our legislators to pass bills which protect citizens in our state from corruption and corporate influence. Right now, there is a proposal to repeal an ethics bill which we helped write.

Know of a good governance issue that we’re not addressing?