Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Adjusting the governor’s 10-Year plan for reality

Brad Keithley   December 31, 2021

In last week’s column we took a first look at Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) proposed FY23 10-year Plan. As those who read...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: A look at the Governor’s FY23 budget

Brad Keithley   December 24, 2021

This week we take a first look at Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) proposed FY23 budget in an effort to establish a baseline...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: What was Governor Hammond thinking

Brad Keithley   December 17, 2021

Recently, I have been rereading former Governor Jay Hammond’s writings on fiscal policy, particularly the PFD. The most extensive is Diapering the Devil, published...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Who should bear the state’s share of K-12 spending?

Brad Keithley   December 10, 2021

While the Legislature as a whole was largely idle during the fourth special session, the House Ways & Means Committee remained active, holding four...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Why an income tax is better for 80% of Alaska families than PFD cuts

Brad Keithley   December 3, 2021

In our day-to-day discussions about fiscal policy we often refer to a 2017 Anchorage Daily News story, written by then-ADN reporter Nat Herz. Under...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: What a distributional analysis tells us about HB 37

Brad Keithley   November 26, 2021

As regular readers of this column know, we believe it's essential to evaluate the distributional and economic impact of new revenue proposals...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Oil revenues aren’t only about oil prices

Brad Keithley   November 19, 2021

Whenever we write a column or post about “traditional” (which are mostly oil) revenues, some will always comment, “but what about production levels?” They...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Looking at the Alaska Legislature from another perspective

Brad Keithley   November 12, 2021

Some will recall that in an earlier column we looked at the impact of various fiscal options on Alaska families and the overall Alaska...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: A realistic look at the 10-year outlook

Brad Keithley   November 5, 2021

Last Friday the Department of Revenue (DOR) released a “PRELIMINARY Fall 2021 Revenue Forecast.” While unusual, publishing an additional, “preliminary” report is not without...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The impact on Alaska families and economy of various fiscal options

Brad Keithley   October 29, 2021

At the federal level and in other states, the first question most ask when assessing a new revenue proposal is “where are the distributional...
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