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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

ANCHORAGE - It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.
Online petition protests university leader bonus

...campus, she said."It just seems so poorly timed," Anahita said. "If this was the '80s, and we were flush with oil money, sure, give him a bonus, thank him for his service. We're not flush with money, though."The petition had 429...
Fairbanks dealing with plethora of potholes

...because it has more cracks. Most of the streets in residential subdivisions around Fairbanks were built with a surplus of oil money in the mid-1970s, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Moreover, a lot of the older residential subdivisions...
Letter: Alaska doesn't own oil companies

...Proposition 1 this August along with many Alaskans of all political stripes. It will be an uphill fight - going against big oil money, who probably figure their dollars are money well spent. Millions spent for billions in return. One of their main tag...
Letter: Alaskans can't afford to give away oil money

Alaska's leaders fought for statehood all through the 1950s because our state was undeveloped but had great potential given our natural resources. During those years, we watched as Outside interests exploited our fisheries resources.
Bill will end required education contribution

...forced to incorporate.The state picked up the entire cost of education in the early 1980s when Alaska was flush with oil money, Wilson said. But beginning in 1986, when oil fell to $9 a barrel, it began requiring the organized boroughs and...
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Proposed amendment seeks to protect dividends

...establishing the Permanent Fund. According to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., the idea was to save part of the state's oil money for future generations. Several years later, a law establishing a dividend program was passed. The first dividends...
Alaska in better shape thanks to oil tax reform

...Permanent Fund, where I have had the honor of serving as a trustee for 12 years, including five as chair. Oil money first seeded the fund and oil money continues to help it grow. Each year we deposit one-fourth of our royalty share of oil into the fund...
Five good (Alaskan) reads

...Hammond was a pilot, by choice a wilderness dweller in Bristol Bay, and the perfect governor of Alaska when the serious oil money began rolling in. He truly loved the state and wanted the use of the wealth to benefit Alaskans, not just the...
A Q&A with Vic Fischer

...of Alaska. Q: What are some of the highlights from your time in the state Senate?Fischer: That was a time when the oil money began to flow in what was for Alaska totally unprecedented amounts. And one could do almost anything. I was asked to...


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