Daily Archives: January 2, 2017

My final message of 2016: we need truth …

letterRegularly during my stints guest hosting KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show I use the 6:20am segment to cover my “Top 3” news stories of the day — sort of my equivalent of Michael’s “Bullet Point” segments.

While preparing for Friday’s “Top 3” I ran across that day’s editorial from the Fairbanks News Miner.  In previous editorials the News Miner had been counting down their Top 10 Interior Issues of the year.  Friday’s edition listed the final top 3; understandably, the number 1 issue of the year was “the state budget.”

As they explained why, they said this:

… without such a [fiscal] solution, the Legislature will soon deplete the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings reserve, the account out of which annual dividend checks are paid.

That statement effectively repeats something the Governor and others also have claimed Continue reading