Category Archives: Immediate Reactions

The Weekly Top 3 for February 19, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute-ish review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we question why some supporters of PFD cuts have started dodging the phrase (at 1:22 into the podcast), discuss why, out of self protection, State retirees should consider becoming actively involved in reducing state spending (at 8:40) & the potentially significant impact of the FERC’s recent letter on the #AKLNG project (at 17:53).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for February 12, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute-ish review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we discuss the big story about Alaska’s fiscal situation that the Alaska news media is missing, our response to a question raised in a recent ISER study & the Walker Administration’s new proposed solution to oil tax credits.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for February 5, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we discuss Ron Duncan (GCI)’s ongoing argument for cutting the PFD, the #AKleg bills to early fund K-12 spending and the new bill to raise oil taxes.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for January 29, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we discuss the “American model” of oil leasing and how Alaska’s departure from that (through PFD cuts) is deepening the recession for Alaskan residents, families and local economies, the issues surrounding the use of a percent of market value (POMV) approach to calculating distributions from the Permanent Fund and the reasons why the Permanent Fund should not invest in the #AKLNG project.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Our Top 3 for the Week of January 22, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of our Weekly Top 3, a quick, 15 minute review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we take a deep dive into the role the PFD plays in the Alaska economy, why it is important and the adverse consequences to the overall economy and Alaska families of making cuts, comment on the start of the #AKleg discussion about the use of Permanent Fund earnings as state revenues and provide our weekly oil update with a focus on recent developments in the Prudhoe Bay field.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearances, online and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Our Top 3 for the Week of January 15, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of our Weekly Top 3, a quick, 15 minute review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we discuss the Legislative Finance Division’s analysis of the Governor’s proposed budget (which, once adjusted for oil tax credits, finds that the Governor’s budget proposes a greater than 10% increase in UGF spending over FY 2018 levels), the fiscal policy aspects of Politico’s claim that the Alaska legislature is turning more purple, and the potential impact of the recent run up in oil prices on the upcoming budget discussions.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above.  For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Our Top 3 for the Week of January 8, 2018

WELCOME to the inaugural edition of our Weekly Top 3, a quick, 15 minute review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we discuss Sen. Pete Kelly’s odd claim that the Alaska Senate R’s refuse “to get to yes on a plan that takes money out of the private sector” (when that is what they already have agreed to the last two years), the Governor’s proposal for how to finance the state’s share of #AKLNG, and the potential adverse impact on Alaska of the Trump Administration’s proposal to open all of the US coastal areas to oil & gas leasing.

The segment is at the YouTube clip above.  For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

This week (December 20, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil, gas and fiscal issues. This week (which occurred on Wednesday for this week only) Michael and I dive into the Governor’s proposed FY 2019 budget: what are the real proposed spending levels & our thoughts on the proposed oil tax credit bonds and the “Alaska Economic Recovery Act.”

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. The full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.  The Show is now available daily on Facebook Live at The Michael Dukes Show Facebook Page  and on Livestream, from the link on The Michael Dukes Show website.

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 (December 12, 2017) on the Michael Dukes Show

Each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join The Michael Dukes Show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil, gas and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss whether the worst of the current Alaska recession is behind us and yet another fiscal issue facing Alaska government (this one is about $8 billion).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. The full show is available from The Michael Dukes Show’s Soundcloud page.  The Show is now available daily on Facebook Live at The Michael Dukes Show Facebook Page  and on Livestream, from the link on The Michael Dukes Show website.

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 (December 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, gas and fiscal issues. This week Michael and I discuss what the oil industry and it allies are overlooking when they talk about Alaska tax policy & the effect of the US Senate #TaxReform bill on Alaskans.

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.