Chart of the Week

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 Revenue’s (DOR) regular cycle of state revenue forecasts. As we said at the time: The Department of Revenue publishes two formal revenue updates each fiscal year. The first is the detailed…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Here’s how – and how much of the – PFD cuts are ending up in the bank accounts of non-residents & oil companies

Brad Keithley   August 18, 2023

Over the course of the past few months, we have...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Is the Governor telling Wall Street something different than Alaskans?

Brad Keithley   August 11, 2023

In a recent press release, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska) and Revenue Commissioner Adam Crum...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Whose money are we speculating with?

Brad Keithley   August 4, 2023

A recent article in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman dredged up some old memories about past “big” capital projects, which, in turn, is causing us...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The $100,000 Dividend

Brad Keithley   July 28, 2023

Last month we wrote a couple of columns on these pages discussing the Tax Avoidance Dividend (or TAD). The TAD is the flip side...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: “Who pays” is a co-equal fiscal issue

Brad Keithley   July 21, 2023

One of the most troubling aspects of Alaska state fiscal policy is the failure of policymakers and others regularly to consider the issue of...
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