Category Archives: The Michael Dukes Show

This week (July 18, 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 compromise on cashable oil tax credits and what to look for as negotiations continue on the capital budget.

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 (June 27, 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 where the #AKleg goes from here, ISER’s new analysis of where some of the state spending is going, and why we are approaching the put up or shut up point for #AKLNG. The above is our segment from that show.  The full show 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 (June 20, 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 current Alaska budget impasse, what it will take to resolve it, where the #AKleg is on oil taxes and the best way forward on that issue.  The above is our segment from that show.  The full show 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 (June 16, 2017) on The Michael Dukes Show …


After a hiatus to fix some technical issues, KBYR AM700‘s The Michael Dukes Show podcasts are back, beginning with a special, Fiscal Friday edition to report on and discuss the previous evening’s dramatic developments on the House floor related to the FY 2018 budget.  The above is our segment from that show.  The full show, which included discussions with legislators and others is available from the Show’s Soundcloud page.

As regular readers know, each Tuesday morning at 7:20 am Alaska, I join the show to discuss the latest in Alaska oil and fiscal issues. 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 (May 9, 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 deepening Alaska recession, how both bodies of the Alaska legislature are proposing to make it even worse, and we break down the numbers of how much cash the state has this year to pay its bills and what happens if the Governor and Legislature don’t agree on a “permanent” fiscal plan (spoiler alert, we are fine). For those interested, the spreadsheet we use to walk through the numbers is available here: goo.gl/16sXnm

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. Listen at the widget above for this week’s show on YouTube.  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 (May 2, 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 current status of each #AKleg body’s fiscal plan, where that process is headed, the surprising and strong resurgence of #AKoil in the midst of that & what that should mean to the #AKfiscal debate (but hasn’t yet).

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. Listen at the widget above for this week’s show on YouTube.  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 (April 25, 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 why those fighting an income tax but supporting PFD cuts are being hypocritical, the significance of a new analysis from the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (“Comparing the Distributional Impact of Revenue Options in Alaska”), and our quick views on the Senate’s rewrite of the House’s oil tax change.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. Listen at the widget above for this week’s show on YouTube.  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 (April 11, 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 why the House passage of HB 111 (the oil tax bill) is the right thing to do at the moment, and why Sen. Natasha Von Imhof’s recent piece in the ADN defending the Senate’s version of a fiscal solution (“Better a temporary deficit than an income tax,” goo.gl/pkjOAL) is wrong.

We have started publishing our weekly discussions both on YouTube and Soundcloud. Listen at the widget above for this week’s show on YouTube.  For those interested, our YouTube page is here.

Listen here for this week’s show on Soundcloud. For past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Our discussion on fiscal policy (and a few other things) on KFAR’s “Problem Corner” …

Last Monday (April 3, 2017) I joined host David Pruhs on Fairbanks radio station KFAR 660 AM‘s regular program “Problem Corner.”

We were on an hour, and after opening with what had brought me to Fairbanks and a bit of my background (“how long have you been in Alaska and what brought you here”), we launched right in to a discussion of Alaska’s fiscal situation, my views on what the solution should be and why maintaining the PFD at 50% of earnings as originally envisioned by Governor Hammond is a critically important piece of that.

A YouTube version of the discussion is at the link above.  For those who prefer listening on SoundCloud, a link to the discussion on that format is here.

Chris Story & I discuss an income tax …

Yesterday, Chris Story invited me to join him on his Homer-based “Alaska Matters Radio” program to discuss the proposal by some (including his home town State Representative, Paul Seaton) to institute an Alaska state income tax.  Chris’ interest was triggered by a recent piece I did on our Medium blog:  Reason № 3 behind why the Alaska economy is in a recession and potentially, about to get worse …“.

On our way to that topic we also managed to work in a discussion about the current status of the Alaska economy, the effect on that of the PFD cut made last year by Governor Walker and proposed to be made permanent by the Governor and others in the legislature, former Governor Jay Hammond’s approach to the use of earnings from the Permanent Fund and my recent meeting with Governor Walker to discuss my approach to addressing Alaska’s current fiscal situation.  A podcast of the discussion is available above or here.