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Alaska's fiscal situation offers no easy choices

...alternative - a flat tax on every Alaskan - probably won't fly. Degree of difficulty: very high.Capping the Permanent Fund dividend at $1,200 is another option, but that option may peel off a large group of potential "followers" as this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/alaskas-fiscal-situation-offers-no-ea
Opinion
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem

...advocating the establishment of a Permanent Fund endowment system for partially...plan with the earnings of the Permanent Fund. In particular, I agree with...protecting the principal of the Permanent Fund and inflation-proofing, generates...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-28/my-turn-solving-alaskas-budget-proble
Opinion
My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...would also be a mistake. Even tinkering with the Permanent Fund may have some negative effect on our economy.Regardless...minimize risk by carefully cutting expenses, using the Permanent Fund, and implementing targeted taxes along with supporting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-maintaining-balance
Opinion
Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

...fraud, and one other is a state case charging Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend fraud.The health care cases in Alaska focused...state Department of Law's criminal division.In the Permanent Fund Dividend case, a Coast Guard official is accused...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/officials-announce-health-fraud-crackdo
State
My Turn: Avoiding the Crisis

...government. That plan changes the Permanent Fund to an endowment model known as...that authorized converting the Permanent Fund to an endowment model called POMV...that time, we assumed that the Permanent Fund would earn 8 percent per year...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-17/my-turn-avoiding-crisis
Opinion
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...referred to as spending some of the earnings of the Permanent Fund). It was emphasized and agreed by most, if not...include citizen taxes (income and sales) and use of Permanent Fund earnings in excess of dividends and inflation proofing...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
Solutions for Alaska's fiscal future

...social service funding, adding taxes and using Permanent Fund reserves and other Permanent Fund revenue to fill the oil revenue gap. I submit...governments with new taxes and incursions on the Permanent Fund. The need is to replace oil revenue with a...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-14/solutions-alaskas-fiscal-future
Letters
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...to fund the budget out of the Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve per our state...revenue is deposited into the Permanent Fund, which is surrounded by constitutional...The interest generated from the Permanent Fund is deposited into the separate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-09/my-turn-juneaus-boneless-chicken-ranc
Opinion
Residents rank 3 state services as low priority

...presented about 30 different revenue options for people to consider, including income taxes, sales taxes, using the Permanent Fund as an endowment, reviewing oil and gas taxes and considering a state lottery.Cuts and fiscal restraint will be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/residents-rank-3-state-services-low-pri
State
Where things stand in the state

...it would mean moving billions of dollars from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve, the pool from which dividends are...to the constitutionally protected principal of the Permanent Fund.That idea has faced resistance from within the GOP-led...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/where-things-stand-state
Local

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