Tag Archives: Budgets

The Weekly Top 3 (9.16.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 16, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) our initial take on what the weekend strike on Saudi oil facilities means to Alaska (at 1:47); 2) what Ed King’s latest piece on the PFD is telling us about the state’s fiscal road ahead (at 12:44); and 3) as federal FY 2019 comes to an end it has become clear that the Trump Administration’s deficits are now on track to surpass even Obama’s (at 31:09).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.2.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 2, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) our first take on what BP’s sale to Hilcorp means for Alaska (at 1:44); 2) yet another op-ed in support of cutting the PFD (or, put another way, yet another effort to save the Top20% from contributing toward the costs of govt) (18:57); and 3) at a federal level the Tea Party appears to be fading to black just at the time it is needed most (27:11).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.19.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 19, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) the “second veto” budget – what’s in it and where do we go from here (at 1:41); 2) a live lesson in hypocrisy – many of those who are pushing to maintain govt spending are voting to avoid paying for it themselves (24:26), and 3) what a “progressive income tax” would mean to Alaskans – its not pretty (28:53).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.12.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 12, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) what a deep dive into Alaska’s 10-year forecast reveals (hint: it’s not pretty) (at 1:38); 2) what should be the ultimate goal in the coming #AKoil tax debate (18:19), and 3) should the Governor veto less than a full PFD (29:10).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.5.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 5, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) what we think of legislative leadership’s push for a PFD-only session (at 1:31); 2) oil prices take a dive – what does that mean for Alaska’s fiscal situation (21:33), and 3) the U is starting down the right road (29:50).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.29.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 29, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) our assessment of the #akleg’s votes Monday and where are we headed next (at 1:44); 2) why the fiscal meltdown at the federal level is relevant to Alaska’s 2020 election (20:59), and 3) why the #AKLNG project is headed into sleep mode (28:40).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.22.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 22, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) the University starts moving beyond the denial phase (at 1:37); 2) signs that the #akleg may be working toward a budget deal, but what happens if they don’t (12:21), and 3) how do we avoid repeating Groundhog Day on the PFD (23:04).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.15.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 15, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) HB 2001, the House Finance Committee’s hot off the presses troubling proposal to go down the same road again as we’ve just finished (at 1:45); 2) our concerns with rumors of a PFD “compromise” – it can’t just be the PFD (20:30); and 3) by delaying the inevitable, the University’s Board of Regents is making the situation worse (37:56).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.8.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 8, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) where are the Governor and legislature likely to be by this time next week (at 1:45); 2) we discuss the huge inconsistency in the economic arguments some are making — they are concerned about state jobs, except when they have to help pay for them, then they aren’t (11:42); and 3) we explain why we believe a discussion last week between Sens. Shower & Kiehl previews the next phase of the fiscal debate (28:54).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.1.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 1, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20-7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) the Governor’s vetoes and how they play out from here (at 1:37); 2) we need to be honest with ourselves, someone is going to be taxed; we need to be talking about who (19:10); and 3) the @UA_System needs to start thinking ahead, after it fails to land its Hail Mary (35:16).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.