During his State of the State address last night, Embattled Alaska Governor Bill Walker demonstrated once again how out-of-touch he is with every day Alaskans. He attempted to paint a rosy picture of the state, but wasn’t able to hide from Alaska’s growing problems.
Here are just a few examples of how Governor Bill Walker has failed Alaska:
Massive Deficits: Alaska has run a multi-billion dollar deficit every year Walker has been in office, resulting in numerous credit downgrades for the state. Only a few weeks ago, Walker was finally forced to admit that he was breaking his past campaign pledge of achieving “a sustainable budget” in his term.
Pushing A Major Tax Hike: Despite telling voters in 2014 that he “no intention” of supporting “a statewide tax, Walker is now pushing a major tax hike on working families.
Abysmal Business Climate And Job Growth: Under Walker’s failed leadership, Alaska has been ranked as one of the worst states for business by CNBC. As a consequence, the state has the highest unemployment rate in the country.
Skyrocketing Crime: During Walker’s tenure, crime rates have increased “significantly” in Alaska.
Walker may try to distract Alaskans with more campaign promises and empty rhetoric, but he can’t hide from his failed record.