Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Fiscal baselines

Brad Keithley   December 15, 2023

Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) released his proposed FY2025 budget and 10-year plan as we completed this week’s column yesterday. We are digging…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Preparing for next week’s “Budget Day”

Brad Keithley   December 8, 2023

In addition to the upcoming holidays, as the calendar hits December, we start thinking also about the upcoming “Budget Day,” the day by which…

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,…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: “Free money” subsidies

Brad Keithley   November 17, 2023

If there were no Permanent Fund earnings, there would be no Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). But there also would be no Permanent Fund earnings...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The Alaska House Coalition is lying

Brad Keithley   November 10, 2023

An op-ed published on the pages of the Anchorage Daily News last week written by Representative Alyse Galvin (I - Anchorage) and co-signed by...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Have Alaska Republicans given up on the market economy?

Brad Keithley   November 3, 2023

Fundamental to the operation of any market economy is the relatively unfettered operation of supply and demand in finding an equilibrium price for the...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: A tale of three fiscal subsections

Brad Keithley   October 27, 2023

AS 37.13.145 is one of the state’s key fiscal statutes. Titled “Disposition of income,” it sets forth the statutory principles that govern the disposition...

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…
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