Several weeks of hearings that have revealed glaring holes and unrealistic assumptions culminated Friday in a Senate Finance Committee hearing where se…
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Legislators kicked the tires on alternative PFD/budget proposals that wouldn't leave the hard questions for later. But the question remains, who pays?
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The oil boom led to the creation of the dividend and the repeal of the income tax, which meant wealthy Alaskans reaped much of the benefit.
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You'll decide! (But it's probably Sen. Lora Reinbold.)
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The governor's PFD plan adds up, but only if everything goes exactly, perfectly right.
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Lessons from Colorado's time under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
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With a lot of rosy assumptions about politics and oil production, legislators would be left holding the check if things don't pan out just right.
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The Dunleavy administration argues the state can have a big ol' dividend with minimal budget changes. Just don't look behind the curtain.
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The House Judiciary Committee delved into the legality of breaking the spending limit on the Alaska Permanent Fund as they're making the case for big d…
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It turns out those hopes were like the Legislature's perfunctory attempts to meet the 90-day session limit set by voters.
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While everybody else has been straining to make the numbers work, Dunleavy's proposal is a pain-free path to big dividends.
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Alaska's covid-19 deaths are solely among the unvaccinated.
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