The Foundation for Government Accountability released a new report showing that Alaska’s inflation is now at 12.8%. In the real world, that translates to an additional cost of $811 per month for Alaska families, or $9,729 annually.

Areas in Alaska most impacted are groceries (up $125 a month), housing (up $121), energy (up $171) and transportation (up $298).

According to FGA, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) could tame inflation by requiring costly regulations, guidance and other agency actions by the Biden administration to first receive congressional approval before taking effect.

Introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), the REINS Act requires congressional approval of any rule or regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million annually before it can be implemented. 

FGA points out that since 2021, the Biden administration has pushed through “more economically significant, job-killing regulations than any other modern president—and the price tag keeps rising. In the first year of his presidency, President Biden’s regulations totaled $201 billion.

The REINS Act would restrain the Biden administration by amending the rules by which congress exercises authority to disapprove or nullify administrative regulations. The REINS Act would expand Congress’ role by mandating congressional approval of major agency regulation that negatively impact the economy.

“Congress should pass the REINS Act to help ensure proper oversite of agency action and maintain some semblance of control over federal spending,” FGA recommends.


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‘Bidenflation’ is costing Alaskan families $811 a month, $9,729 annually

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Molly says:

    I would gladly email my representatives, as I have been doing for years, if i thought hey gave a $hit about my opinion. The politicians we have MISrepresent us all and are beholden to the WEF, DNC, Soros, et al who give them money for reelection…

    • Neil DeWitt says:

      Molly, I agree. RINO’s Lisa and now Dan could care less about us burs under their saddle. They have everything and now security too. It stinks!

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    This is true. Groper Joe, has no clue what he’s doing or the effects it has on Alaska yet alone American’s. If we survive another two years of this crap, we darn well better vote in a conservative to TRY to bring things back into/under controlled. Do any of you think why they show the printing presses running at full speed at the Treasury building during our news forecast now? Non of that money is backed by anything. There isn’t gold anylonger at Ft Knox. The guards and all the hoopla is for show only. This is why we moved from the gold standard and Groper Joe can print without stopping. Think about it. It’s as obvious as the nose that’s on your face. We’re owned by China. All they need to do is call in our note. We default on the interest payment and they move into D.C. That’s why liberals are pushing fir D.C. to became it’s own state and to BUILD a WALL around it. Why? D.C. and tge White House are the people’s house and WE are supposed to run our country. When did you sign away your rights? I still abide by the Constitution. Our law of the land. Liberals want to do away with it. They can’t/won’t abide by it or the laws anylonger.

  • FallenRepublic says:

    Nothing matters until We get rid of Mail In voting, Dominion machines and Rank Choice voting.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    2023 is not starting off pretty. I wonder how much more we’ll be paying out of our pockets by the end of the year? Yikes!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Action is being taken to remove RCV! I got word that Representative George Rauscher has pre-filed House Bill 1 and Representative Sarah Vance has pre-filed House Bill 4 to address removing RCV. We are being encouraged to send a physical letter through snail mail to Rep Rauscher, Rep Vance and our Rep and Senator. Even if our Rep/Senators are RINOs or Dems, send a letter anyway!
    Rep George Rauscher
    120 Fourth Street
    Capitol Building rm 412
    Juneau, AK 99801
    Senate: Sen NAME, State Capitol, Juneau AK, 99801
    All other Reps:
    Rep NAME
    120 Fourth Street
    Capitol Building
    Juneau, AK 99801

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I forgot to add that the time is very short to send a letter! Here is a sample letter (thank you to Mat-Su Republican Women):
      Dear Representative Rauscher,
      I support HB1 and HB4! Rank Choice Voting must go! It affected me specifically by _______________________.
      I want to go back to 1 vote for 1 person all counted in 1 day! I also disagree with relying on computers to count the votes.
      Please hear that we want RCV GONE!
      Your Name

  • brandon says:

    The current presidency has been nothing short of a bad joke. How can “we the people” be heard when our voting system is so screwed up it doesn’t even reflect the will of the people. Dominion.. RCV.. Mail in..
    Nothing matter until the people can be heard and respected.. which seems highly lacking for the democrats and rinos.
    *God Bless America!

  • Mayo says:

    I dunno. A recent survey concluded that 38% of statistics are made up.

  • Mb says:

    While OUR money goes overseas (bidumb just sent more money this week). Then on the homefront they want complete control, with the new “rule” that could be law in 120 days pertaining to CQBR or SBRs. make no mistake a little bit at a time. As spoken by Mr Schawb @ the WEF, ” YOU WILL OWN AND HAVE NOTHING AND BE HAPPY” No money and no way to protect yourself from THEM is exactly what they are after. wake up America, wake up Alaskans.The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time.

  • Crys Whipple says:

    Joel Davidson,
    I received an email from my bank this morning. Alaska Federal Credit Union is changing their name to Alaska Global Credit Union. Did Dunleavy and Murky sell Alaska to the globalists?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Thank you for asking this and I hope that Alaska Watchman can report on this! I think that the banks are gearing up to convert to the central bank digital currency. I have noticed that Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union has put up cameras at eye–level at all of the teller counters and out at the drive throughs. I have also noticed that the staffing and roles seemed to have changed. I wonder how much control Dunleavy could leverage against this currency take over in Alaska. People need to be thinking about other ways that they can pay for things if they do not want to participate in the central bank digital currency system, which will probably end up being part of the control system for the social credit scoring system under one world order.