Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: PFD cuts are a MIDDLE class issue

Brad Keithley   February 11, 2022

One pushback we often hear when discussing cuts to the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) - and that we heard again after last week’s column...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: PFD “stealth” taxes are taking far more from Alaska families than the alternatives

Brad Keithley   February 4, 2022

One argument some routinely make to rationalize using PFD cuts to fund government instead of...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Why paying a tax while continuing to distribute a PFD makes the most sense

Brad Keithley   January 28, 2022

ome argue that paying taxes while continuing to distribute a PFD “doesn’t make sense.” A recent...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: This year’s budget gimmicks

Brad Keithley   January 21, 2022

In his first budget back in 2019 Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) proposed what he called an “honest budget.” As…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Where is oil production headed

Brad Keithley   January 14, 2022

A couple of months ago our column discussed the significance of oil production levels. At the time, we focused mostly on the material jump...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Paying for budget reality

Brad Keithley   January 7, 2022

In our column two weeks ago we took a first look at the Governor’s proposed FY23 10-year Plan (FY23 10-Year Plan),…

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...
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