Oil revenues long ago stopped carrying the state. And even the Permanent Fund has its limits.
A constitutional convention today is a scary thought — a room full of people focused on their own personal grievances to dictate the future of the state.
Alaska needs to stop looking for an open window and walk out of the maze. It’s a distraction from other issues within our control.
Be careful when candidates promise more than the fund can afford.
A massive, super-sized stupendous dividend is the shortsighted answer when prudent fiscal management should take precedence.
Change happens, even for those of us who resist.
Alaskans, and their elected officials, are back to debating how to spend the riches rather than arguing what services to cut.
It’s good for Alaska’s elected officials to think about it, but not get euphoric over what could be temporary dollars.
Lawmakers have a lot to do in the next four months, and holding hearings on nowhere bills is no bridge to productive results.
It’s a reckless approach to rewriting the state constitution, which has served Alaskans well for more than 60 years.
He does not have the votes and that’s not going to change no matter how many times he calls legislators back to the Capitol.
This isn’t a matter of misreading the signs, it’s about only seeing the signs of the next election.
Though the beliefs are sincere, they inappropriately elevate the dividend to an exalted status.
If that’s too much, then don’t fly. That’s what my dad would have said.
Alaska’s current state of affairs isn’t a plan, it’s a dream, punctuated by fits of panic and luck.