Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: It’s not the PFD v. oil taxes

Brad Keithley   December 2, 2022

Some seem to be attempting to set up this next legislative session as a battle between the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) and oil taxes: “there will be room to pay a ‘significant’ PFD if oil taxes are increased.” But that’s a false choice. The need for additional revenues isn’t driven by the PFD, it’s driven by unrestricted general fund (UGF)…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: In the real world, Alaska’s choice isn’t taxes v. no taxes, it’s what kind of taxes

Brad Keithley   October 21, 2022

In a recent news article in the Kenai Peninsula Clarion (“Alaska House candidates trade views at forum”)...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Dealing with OPEC

Brad Keithley   October 15, 2022

From the perspective of most Alaskans, the actions of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) affect the Alaska economy in two major…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The missing voice in Alaska’s fiscal debate

Brad Keithley   October 7, 2022

Generally speaking, fiscal policy is about balancing government spending wants against willingness to pay. Just like a kid in a candy store, the aggregate wants…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: There is no conflict between SB 26 and the PFD statute

Brad Keithley   September 30, 2022

One of the claims we sometimes hear from those seeking to rationalize legislative cuts in the statutory Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) is that there...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Dunleavy & Gara’s fiscal policies are taken from Fantasyland, Walker’s from Leona Helmsley

Brad Keithley   September 23, 2022

In last week’s column we updated the 10-year outlook for Alaska’s fiscal situation for current...
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