Drastic cuts to services are not sustainable. Reliance on non-renewable oil revenues is not sustainable. Cutting off investments in education, workforce development, and the @UA_System only makes the state's future less sustainable
Alaska's primary revenue sources (oil and Permanent Fund investment earnings) are defined by volatility, not stability.
There is nothing affordable about paying multiple billions of dollars in PFD's when the state is running a large budget deficit of a similar magnitude. Those expenses pale in comparison to the $327 million the state currently invests in the university
Alaska also needs to diversify, restore, and stabilize its revenue streams, not respond with reactionary cuts as oil revenue fluctuates.