Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: How Larry Persily (and others) misstate the real issue

Brad Keithley   December 1, 2023

In the middle of a recent column on the Anchorage Daily News (ADN) op-ed pages ostensibly about Thanksgiving, “long-time Alaska journalist, with breaks” for other things, Larry Persily wrote this: I expect the biggest debates next session will be how much more the state should spend to support public education — and how much…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The Permanent Fund Board’s restructuring proposal is a horrible idea

Brad Keithley   October 20, 2023

Over the course of the past few months, there have been a series of articles in the press about a purported developing problem with...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s “Tax Expenditures”

Brad Keithley   October 13, 2023

Tax expenditures are a departure from the “normal” tax code that lowers the tax burden of select individuals or businesses through an exemption, deduction,...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Fighting with straw men

Brad Keithley   October 6, 2023

A straw man fallacy is the informal fallacy of refuting an argument different from the one actually…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Who is the current Legislature’s least “regressive” member from a revenue perspective?

Brad Keithley   September 29, 2023

There have been several bills filed this session that would help close all or a portion of the state’s...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The September 2023 state budget update

Brad Keithley   September 22, 2023

Last year, we began the practice of using columns in June and September to fill in gaps we believe exist in the Department of…
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