Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: “Who pays” is a co-equal fiscal issue

Brad Keithley   July 21, 2023

One of the most troubling aspects of Alaska state fiscal policy is the failure of policymakers and others regularly to consider the issue of...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Who pays for the Jones Act

Brad Keithley   July 14, 2023

While because of its significance and Alaskans’ ability directly to control the outcome, we focus most often on these pages on the economic impact…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The June 2023 revenue update

Brad Keithley   June 30, 2023

Last year at this time, we published a June 2022 revenue update. As we explained then: The Department of Revenue publishes two formal revenue...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Is Governor Dunleavy capitulating to the top 20%?

Brad Keithley   June 23, 2023

While others have focused on other parts of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) recent press release announcing his line-item vetoes from the Fiscal...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The actual “mega-dividends”

Brad Keithley   June 16, 2023

In last week’s column (“The ‘free ride’ that’s growing”), we began a deep dive into the other “free ride” that results from the use...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The “free ride” that’s growing

Brad Keithley   June 9, 2023

In early April, during the House floor debate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget, Representative Sara Hannan (D - Juneau) offered an amendment...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Is there an Earnings Reserve problem?

Brad Keithley   June 2, 2023

In a recent commentary (‘Alaska Permanent Fund account that pays for state budget, dividends is under pressure”), the Alaska Beacon’s Andrew Kitchenman discusses a...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The FY24 adjournment budget (and no, it isn’t “balanced”)

Brad Keithley   May 26, 2023

While Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska) has not acted on the FY24 budget passed by the Legislature (it has not yet been transmitted...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The distributional impact of Rep. Fields’ “Income Tax” (HB 185)

Brad Keithley   May 19, 2023

In early May, with less than a month remaining in the session, Representative Zack Fields (D - Anchorage) introduced HB 185, "An Act establishing...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Impact of so-called “compromise” fiscal positions on Alaska families

Brad Keithley   May 12, 2023

As we approach the end of this year’s regular legislative session, legislative leadership is increasingly talking about the need for “compromise"..
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