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League of Women Voters reaches out to students

...that could make it easier to get them registered, they said. In addition to supporting an initiative to tie Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend applications to voter registration, the league supports pre-registration for high school students...
Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...could be done without pledging the state's general credit as a guarantee, particularly our Permanent Fund." Alaska's Permanent Fund is a state savings fund of oil revenues, and now exceeds $55 billion in value. Tapping the fund to backstop...
Voices of Alaska: Legalizing recreational marijuana not in Alaska's interest

...also increased the number of unemployed people increasing the state welfare rolls. One can only wonder whether Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend might be an attraction to these same people to establish residency in our state. The cost to Alaska...
Kenai Catering re-models & reopens historic meeting place

In a place where Alaskan legends like Jay Hammond and Hugh Malone first discussed creating Alaska's permanent fund and Don Gilman and Wally Hickel shared visions for a trans Alaska gas line to Kenai, you can now enjoy the tastes of original...
Are PFD days numbered?

Alaska's Permanent Fund, which recently topped $40 billion, has been the source of significant dividends for state residents since the early 1980s and...
Loose ends, next budget on docket

...begin working with AGIA next year as well as decide whether or not surplus funding for the project will go into Alaska's permanent fund. "Senator (Tom) Wagoner, Representative (Kurt) Olson and Representative (Mike) Chenault are very good...
Feds suggest using permanent fund to pay for bypass mail

A federal official is recommending the state tap the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay some of the costs of living in Alaska, rather than looking to the federal treasury. The suggestion quickly drew a harsh reaction from some state officials, however. The unusual recommendation came from the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, which issued a report Monday saying the federal government should not be funding the $70 million bypass mail program, which subsidizes shipping costs to rural locations.
Alaskans should demand fair oil value

In 1974, Saudi Arabia established "OPEC terms," a tax equaling 85 percent of the profits the oil companies received from the sale of OPEC oil, plus a 20 percent royalty. (Royalty is oil government keeps.)
Measure would protect fund for future

The Alaska Permanent Fund is perhaps the greatest single achievement of our state politicians in the last 25 years. What is remarkable is that our generation, instead of spending every dollar, created a permanent fund to benefit Alaskans -- potentially forever.

...bailout for airlines, but no immediate loans to avoid bankruptcies Two killed in Soldotna crash List of Alaska's Permanent Fund dividends In aftermath of terrorist attacks, layoffs among U.S. airlines climbs to 70,000 Clarion...


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