Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: 4 things we are looking for in the FY24 budget

Brad Keithley   November 4, 2022

While most eyes are focused on next week’s election, ours increasingly are turning to mid-December, when the then-governor is required to submit his...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Why “means testing” the PFD doesn’t solve the problem

Brad Keithley   October 29, 2022

We understand that earlier this week as part of a debate hosted by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Representative Grier Hopkins...

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...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The September state budget update

Brad Keithley   September 16, 2022

Three months ago we published a “June revenue update,” as we explained there, to fill in a gap we believe exists in the Department...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Is the State (Governor + Legislature) leaving money on the table?

Brad Keithley   September 9, 2022

Last month we wrote a column entitled “How much would ‘government take’ from oil need to increase to balance the budget.” In that column...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Where (and why) we differ from DOR’s revised FY23 & FY24 revenue forecast

Brad Keithley   September 2, 2022

Recently, the Department of Revenue (DOR) has been publishing updates (what it labels...
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