Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Is there an Earnings Reserve problem?

Brad Keithley   June 2, 2023

In a recent commentary (‘Alaska Permanent Fund account that pays for state budget, dividends is under pressure”), the Alaska Beacon’s Andrew Kitchenman discusses a potential upcoming concern with transfers made from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Alaska’s (fiscal) “Hunger Games”

Brad Keithley   April 28, 2023

Most will recall the plot line from the 2012 film, The Hunger Games. Every year each of the 12 districts in the fictional nation...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Another way of looking at deficits

Brad Keithley   April 21, 2023

We often write about state budget deficits in these columns and elsewhere, expressing concern about the levels and examining alternatives for balancing them. But...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: “Most regressive tax ever” & one other big thing

Brad Keithley   April 14, 2023

Occasionally, we wonder if we are just a lone voice shouting into the wind about the impact of cuts in the Permanent Fund Dividend...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The new “Goldilocks” charts

Brad Keithley   April 7, 2023

Some readers will know that in addition to these weekly columns, we also regularly produce a series of daily charts focused on various aspects...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: What is the impact of POMV 25/75 (SB 107) on Alaska families

Brad Keithley   March 31, 2023

Last week we looked at the impact of Senate Bill 107 (SB 107) on the Alaska economy and jobs. SB 107 is the Senate...
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