If we have to go there …

We started running an online ad campaign today explaining our views on how Alaska should raise so-called “new revenues” for government, if we have to go there.  The video is above. For those interested, the full slidedeck used in the video is at our Slideshare page at https://goo.gl/Xxw9Rb, and a more detailed commentary explaining our position is here, at Page Two of our blog, https://goo.gl/trVzaQ.

This week (October 17, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil, gas and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss former Governor Murkowski’s recent piece on oil tax credits (what I have called the worst fiscal policy idea ever) and why a flat tax is the best approach among the new revenue options for restraining spending (the commentary we discuss is here: goo.gl/izo5hM).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. The full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.

For those interested, our YouTube home page, herecontains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For those interested in a simplified audio version, we also post our radio segments to Soundcloud.  The fiscal segment from Tuesday’s show is available on Soundcloud here. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (October 10, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil, gas and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss whether a permanent PFD cut is a “done deal” (we don’t think so but time is running short on changing the outcome) and whether Alaskans are being played by the Top 20% and Senate R’s.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. The full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.

For those interested, our YouTube home page, herecontains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For those interested in a simplified audio version, we also post our radio segments to Soundcloud.  The fiscal segment from Tuesday’s show is available on Soundcloud here. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (October 3, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil, gas and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss additional problems building on the horizon for state revenues and costs, and, if we need to go there (and it increasingly appears we do) why a flat tax is the best way to approach new revenues.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. The full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.

For those interested, our YouTube home page, herecontains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For those interested in a simplified audio version, we also post our radio segments to Soundcloud.  The fiscal segment from Tuesday’s show is available on Soundcloud here. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (September 26, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. This Tuesday I sat in for Michael as guest host for the day and used the entire 7am block to discuss fiscal policy. I start the hour with a 13 minute discussion of what we should take away from Michael’s discussion with Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher the day before about what is driving the Administration’s fiscal policy (see The Administration’s ‘let them eat cake’ fiscal policy, https://goo.gl/tREW8F), and then former Rep. and current Lt. Gov. candidate Lynn Gattis joins for the remainder of the hour to take a deeper dive into fiscal issues.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. Tuesday’s full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.

For those interested, our YouTube home page, here, contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For those interested in a simplified audio version, we also post our radio segments to Soundcloud.  The fiscal segment from Tuesday’s show is available on Soundcloud here. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Alaska’s Current Fiscal Situation in 10 Minutes (Tom Anderson Show 9.21.2017)

Occasionally I sit in as a guest host on morning talk radio.  This morning I sat in for Tom Anderson as guest host of KVNT 92.5FM/1020 AM‘s The Tom Anderson Show.  During the program I took 10 minutes to summarize what happened this past #AKleg session when push came to shove over making additional cuts to government spending, and what that means for Alaska fiscal policy going forward.  The goal was to bring those listeners interested up to speed on why things seem to be playing out the way they are on those issues.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those interested, our YouTube home page with recent segments from other radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations is here. For those interested in a simplified audio version, we also post our radio segments to Soundcloud.  Today’s segment on the Tom Anderson Show is available on Soundcloud here. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (September 19, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I take turns taking on Tim Bradner’s recent piece in the ADN on fiscal policy (goo.gl/TaS6eP) and then take a couple of calls, including one from longtime #AKleg advisor Don Bullock about the PFD. After listening, some described this episode as “lively.” It’s worth the listen.

My segment is at the YouTube above. Michael’s full show from Tuesday is available from the Show’s Soundcloud page.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. For those interested, our YouTube page is here. Listen here for this week’s show on Soundcloud. For past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (September 12, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss what happens now to #AKLNG, why the #PFD is an income tax and what we should be doing instead.   My segment is at the YouTube above. Michael’s full show from Tuesday is available from the Show’s Soundcloud page.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. For those interested, our YouTube page is here. Listen here for this week’s show on Soundcloud. For past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (September 5, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss the issues we will be focused on in the upcoming Special Session, the significance of the fact we are reaching another #AKLNG ‘gate’ & inflation proofing the Permanent Fund.   My segment is at the YouTube above. Michael’s full show from Tuesday is available from the Show’s Soundcloud page.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. For those interested, our YouTube page is here. Listen here for this week’s show on Soundcloud. For past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (August 29, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss the Supreme Court’s PFD decision (and why I view it as more of a side show), how local tax policy affects state fiscal policy and we finally have a balanced story on cashable oil tax credits. We take a listener call and I use the word baloney twice.   My segment is at the YouTube above. Michael’s full show from Tuesday is available from the Show’s Soundcloud page.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud.  For those interested, our YouTube page is here. Listen here for this week’s show on Soundcloud. For past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.