Mike Dunleavy in 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: We must have land reform to increase food production

Food security starts with land, and Alaska has more farmland potential than any other state. In Texas, more than 95% of the land is privately-owned. But in Alaska we have barely 4% of our land in private hands. This must change. We often rail against the federal government that holds so much of our land, yet as a state we hoard our own land like no other. This makes no sense. To increase our agricultural production, we must have land reform.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Crime: Ending catch-and-release policies has made Alaska safer

Regarding crime, thanks to the repeal of Senate Bill 91, Alaskans are safer today than we have been in decades! Three years ago, I declared war on criminals and asked for the Legislature to repeal and replace the catch-and-release policies in SB 91. We've seen our overall crime rate decline by 10% in 2019 and another 18.5% in 2020! Never again can we put criminals ahead of victims, or social engineering ahead of public safety.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Education: Protect rights of parents in education of their children

I have always envisioned an Alaska where parents are the most crucial component in the educational success of their children. This is why I've supported our public schools, home schools, charter schools, and other schools of choice. I envision an Alaska where parents and children are . and remain . at the forefront of every educational decision we make, and I will continue to protect the rights of parents in the education of their children.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Energy & Oil: We need oil and gas revenue to transition to renewables

Our ability to increase production is under attack from Washington, DC, and federal courts that side with extremist environmental groups. No state has been targeted more by the current administration than Alaska. For those who want us to invest in programs such as renewables, as I do, the cost of transition can only come from the revenue from our oil and gas. From that perspective, the policies coming from Washington DC make absolutely no sense and, quite frankly border on insanity.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Energy & Oil: Alaska should remain oil & gas giant for another 45 years

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System has operated for nearly 45 years as the backbone of our economy. It has transformed Alaska into the modern state that it is. The pipeline provides energy, revenue, and jobs for our state, and it provides national security for the United States as well. I envision an Alaska that remains an oil and gas giant with a pipeline that operates for at least another 45 years to underwrite the cost of government, our renewable potential, and secure our energy independence.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Health Care: Defend Alaskans' rights to make their own medical decisions

We'll also continue to lead on protecting Alaskans' medical freedoms. My administration will continue to defend Alaskans' rights to make their own medical decisions about vaccines and therapeutics for themselves and their families in consultation with their doctors and pharmacists.

It's not the State's job to make those decisions for you. My administration's job is to make sure our health care system is strong and you have the tools available to take care of yourself.

Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

On Principles & Values: Our purpose is to be servants of the people

Fighting for Alaskans' share of our resource wealth will always be a top priority of mine. I've asked the Legislature to follow the statutory formula. If these bodies will no longer follow that law, they should change the law with approval of Alaskans. I've offered the Legislature solutions that I believed would honor Alaskans and solve this issue for the long-term. Isn't that why we're here? To honor the people who sent us here and work on their behalf? Our purpose is to be servants of the people.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature Jan 25, 2022

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