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Today's the deadline for PFD

...the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.The payout each fall is based on a five-year average of the fund's statutory net income.Last year, the $1,884 payout distributed to Alaskans was more than double the amount of the $900 checks received in 2013...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/todays-deadline-pfd
State
Alaska Editorial: Setting aside donations for nonprofits and children is good use of dividend

...protected account that could only be used for income-generating investments. The purpose of the fund was to generate income that would benefit the state. Although...groceries or fuel, while others use the income to travel or buy material goods such...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-31/alaska-editorial-setting-aside-donati
Opinion
Around town for Wednesday, April 1

...Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 12:30-6 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/around-town-wednesday-april-1
Local
Around town for Tuesday, March 31

...Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 12:30-6 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-31/around-town-sunday-march-31
Local
Jury picked in civil case over Hoonah officer deaths

...city. Mark Choate suggested Tuesday that a financial expert will be called during the trial who may say the loss of future income the Tokuokas suffered as a result of Matthew Tokuoka's death is more about $2.5 million to $3 million. That's not including...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/jury-picked-civil-case-over-hoonah-offi
Local
My Turn: Alaska LNG project

...At stake are the value of our royalty gas, which feeds the Permanent Fund; our state share in production, property and income taxes that support the treasury; the availability and cost of gas for Alaskans; and future North Slope resource development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-31/my-turn-alaska-lng-project
Opinion
Diversity in taxation is the key to stability

...Oregon relies on personal and business income taxes. When any one of many outside forces...Washington should enact a personal income tax and reduce its sales taxes; and Oregon...enact a sales tax, deductible from its income tax. Of course, "should" in each state...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-30/diversity-taxation-key-stability
Letters
My Turn: Numbers that speak volumes

...look like for U.S. families today if income distribution was the same as it was in...families in the bottom 80 percent of the income distribution would be making $11,000...seen the biggest fall in share of total income over the past several decades and would...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/my-turn-numbers-speak-volumes
Opinion
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...housing for the elderly, which is still a challenge today. Clark said the Marine View had at one point been meant for lower-income housing, but much of it has become office space. Kull is remembered today not only with her induction to the hall of fame...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...And implementing any new tax, if lawmakers go that route, will take some time.Alaska currently does not have a personal income or state sales tax.For sense of scale, as part of the tax discussion, Teal said a tax based on 10 percent of a person's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature

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