WIIFA - What's In It For Alaskans?
One of my legislative philosophies is very simple. Before I jump onto co-sponsoring or introducing legislation, I will take the "What's in it for Alaskans (WIIFA)?" approach and weigh the gravity of impact(s), benefit(s), and cost(s) that Alaskan's may face as a consequence of passage or failure of such legislation.
Naturally not all legislative efforts will have any impact on Alaskans and there will be some that may require a degree of compromise. This is where communication and transparency is key for my state in ensuring that they elect someone who will keep transparency and communication a top priority.