...Empire, "Walker administration won't revisit SB21," attributed a quote about bond ratings to Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky, when it should have been attributed to DOR Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck. The article also said Sen. Cathy...
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...the finance meeting were concerned about Alaska's bond rating in the light of low oil prices. Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky said bonding agencies would like to see the state institute an income tax, but "I'm not advocating for...
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For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...environmental impact.Mater believes Southeast Alaska could be ripe for mission-related investment.Susan Alexander, a regional economist with the U.S. Forest Service, said USFS studies focus on supply alone, but she acknowledged that there has been willingness...
New guide to Alaska herbs published

...gardeners to join her and tend the herb beds.Fay's notes and class materials formed the guide's framework. Extension home economist Roxie Dinstel and two of Fay's fellow herb enthusiasts, Virginia Damron and Marsha Munsell, provided information on preserving...
My Turn: Keystone XL Pipeline deserves the President's scrutiny

...think tank Pembina Institute shows that construction of the Keystone XL is the "key driver for oil sands growth."Canadian economist and petroleum consultant Ralph Glass reported, "Unless we get increased market access, like Keystone XL, we're going...
My Turn: Competing religions at Christmas

...invisible hand" is another concept with religious overtones. Economist Adam Smith first used this heralded expression in his 18th...It's also a national story. Irwin Kellner, the chief economist at MarketWatch, wrote an opinion piece titled, "Are falling...
Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the...back to $5.5 billion, an amount the economist says the state can afford, the Anchorage...hopes to save," he said.Halcro and economist Jonathan King of Northern Economics Inc...
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...products or the same market," said John Tichotsky, chief economist at the Alaska Department of Revenue."Sometimes we get too focused on crude oil products," added petroleum economist Joyce Lofgren. "(Alaska is) an expensive place to do...
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...rejection."Even if all those things go down to defeat, I still think it's a clean slate in 2016," said Jeffrey Miron, an economist at Harvard University and the Cato Institute who follows national drug policy.Mark Kleiman, a drug policy consultant who...
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem unreasonable to expect the IJC to be the clearinghouse for each mine with transboundary issues. We need a much bigger solution.Even that may be insufficient.? Joe Mehrkens is a retired forest economist living in Petersburg.


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