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Alaska Editorial: Setting aside donations for nonprofits and children is good use of dividend

...with the intent of safeguarding a portion of Alaska's oil wealth for the benefit of future generations. Under the amendment...benefit the state. Although Alaska's nonrenewable oil wealth would be depleted, revenue from the Permanent Fund's...
Sitka crews begin tearing up aging street pavement

...The community has wrestled for years with how to pay to replace pavement put down during the heyday of the state's oil wealth in the 1980s. And so far, no one's come up with a plan for local funding that's acceptable to residents.The public...
Alaska Editorial: Walker takes office amid state revenue downturn

...Alaska may well be in for hard financial times in coming years. The state's prospects are diminishing in the decline of oil wealth that has been the state's economic engine for decades. How long that economic dip lasts - and how deep it falls...
Oil wealth dividends distributed to most Alaskans

ANCHORAGE - Most Alaskans will receive $1,884 checks Thursday as this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually just for living here.The payout from the Alaska Permanent Fund this year is more than double the...
Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

...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.This year's share of nearly $1...
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...bring increased production and jobs on the North Slope, but it's accrued a different alias from its critics - "The Oil Wealth Giveaway.""Changing the tax law has not had the desired result of increasing net production in the past," Fisher...
My Turn: Promises, promises return for the big tax breaks. That says it all.So with no binding quid-pro-quo, SB21 simply redistributes oil wealth from the owner state to the industry. And, the owner state is to be content with some trickle down abstract benefits...
Woman guilty of fraud ordered to pay back PFD money

...of state for more than six months in 2008 and 2010, making her ineligible to receive the annual share of Alaska's oil wealth reserved for in-state residents. Baldwin illegally applied for the PFD for herself and on behalf of her two children...
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...of North America's largest fields, ACES provided Alaska, the actual owner of the leases, with a fair share of the oil wealth. Then came Gov. Sean Parnell, who initially was also a supporter of ACES. A Dec. 20, 2009, article in the Petroleum...
My Turn: Alaskans unaware of their own wealth

...default on the obligations we have to our public employee retirees.Each and every Alaskan owns more than $1 million of oil wealth. The value of the oil underneath the North Slope exceeds $1 trillion. If one were to divide this wealth by 720,000...


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