(-/+ 1 point for each instance)

  1. Does it create, expand or enlarge an agency, board or function/activity of government? Conversely, does it reduce the size/scope of government?
  • Does it give government any new/expanded power to prohibit, restrict or regulate the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate/reduce government  intervention in the free market?
  • Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Conversely, does it remove barriers to market entry?
  • Does it directly/indirectly increase taxes, fees or other assessments? Conversely, does it reduce taxes, fees or other assessments?
  • Does it increase government spending or debt? Conversely, does it reduce government spending/debt?
  • Does it grow government by displacing the private sector in the market? Conversely, does it eliminate or return a function of government to the private sector?
  • Does it increase government redistribution of wealth? Example: tax policy to reward special interests/businesses/government employees. Conversely, does it decrease government redistribution of wealth?
  • Does it restrict public access to information related to government activity or reduce accountability? Conversely, does it increase government transparency/accountability?
  • Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the U.S. Constitution or the Alaska Constitution? Conversely, does it uphold either of those constitutions?