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Posts published in January 2018

NO TRESPASSING

The MSB does not want anyone to travel on our new 32 mile unfinished “Rail Spur” which connects the Parks Highway to the Port. https://www.adn.com/commentary/article/new-alaska-rail-line-peters-out-forest-after-consuming-184-million/2016/02/02/…

The Sneaky “Sales Tax Task Force”

The MSB set up a “Sales Tax Task Force” in the fall of 2017. This task force was suggested by Assembly member Matthew Beck and…

Local Watchdogs

Eugene Carl Haberman is a fixture at local public meetings.  He regularly attends the MatSu Borough Assemby meetings, including the 4 p.m. “Special Meetings,” the…

The MSB’s Mysterious Budget

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough budgets hundreds of thousands of dollars under vague categories with names such as “Legal,” “Professional Charges,” “Other Contractual,” and “Assembly Reserve.” Exactly…

The MSB Assembly dines on the taxpayers’ dime

The MSB Assembly members have a longstanding tradition of eating dinner together with the taxpayers footing the bill. There is often a “Special Meeting” at…