Category Archives: Podcasts

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.

This week (November 28, 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 the good and bad of #AKLNG as the Administration releases more details, and why the current federal tax debate increasingly sounds similar to the Alaska fiscal debate.

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 (November 21, 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 how the federal tax debate over the impact of various proposals on middle income families reveals the hypocrisy of both Alaska R’s and D’s at the state level, and while the RDC conference last week was optimistic, whether that translates to Alaska’s fiscal situation.

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 (November 14, 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 the recent announcement regarding the #AKLNG project and China, and the most stunning fiscal news to come out of the latest special session and what it means for the 2018 regular session and beyond to the election.

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 (November 7, 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 Search acquisition says about Alaska oil & the Alaska Senate R’s disingenuous defense of the their fiscal plan (“we won’t vote for any taxes … except the one we voted for”).

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 31, 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 talk about the current #AKleg session, the surprises in DOR’s new preliminary revenue forecast & what effect they should have on state fiscal policy.

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.