Over the past few years I have done a number of radio — and even television — interviews on Alaska oil policy, and as it was being formulated and after it passed, SB 21, Alaska’s current approach to oil taxes.
In all that time, however, I don’t recall doing a better, more focused and succinct interview on the topics than this past Tuesday with Chris Story on 700 AM KBYR, News and Talk of Alaska. A podcast of the interview is available here (starting at 10:05, running to 30:40).
The first part of the interview focuses on the issues surrounding SB 21. Right before the break the discussion appropriately transitioned to a conversation about current state spending levels and where Alaska is heading as a result. I couldn’t have scripted a better discussion on both topics if I had tried. If you have 20 minutes and are interested, listening to the podcast is probably as good a use of time on the topics as reading some of the other posts on these pages.