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State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...state revenues were far lower than modern levels, as were state services and population. The billions of dollars in oil wealth that came to the state after crude began flowing down the pipeline gave the state freedom to lower the tax burden on...
Most Alaskans get $900 in oil wealth checks

...Alaska (AP) - Nearly every Alaska resident will receive a check for $900, as this year's share of the state's oil wealth. Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell made the announcement during a Wednesday morning ceremony in downtown Anchorage...
Op-ed: Repeal and replace the giveaway

...another historic mistake with the signing governor's oil wealth giveaway - a much bigger mistake than the Seward grain...stop it from happening with our oil. The governor's oil wealth giveaway gives billions of dollars to the oil industry...
Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58 three times and using his country's vast oil wealth to his political advantage. A self-described "subversive...path is this: socialism." He invested Venezuela's oil wealth into social programs including state-run food markets...
Governor announces PFD there. Each person's share of the state's vast oil wealth was announced with much fanfare in Anchorage Tuesday...Permanent Fund as a way to stretch out the state's oil wealth for future generations. At the time, Alaska had just...
Divided court upholds residency rules

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Each year, most Alaskans receive a dividend as their share of the state's oil wealth.Heller arrived in Alaska in June 2005, registered to vote, got an Alaska driver's license and noted Alaska residency...
What others say: Paying down debt the right course to follow

...come, and it cannot exist on reserves forever. Reserves will expire, too, if not replenished.Alaska, with its oil wealth, can look at other states in serious financial straits and be relieved not to be in their situation at this time. But...
Alaskans to get $878 in yearly oil wealth payout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Buy an iPhone 5 or replace the leaky rain gutters? Splurge or save? Ah, the tough choices that befall Alaskans every year, when they get their dividend checks from the state's oil savings account just for living here. State officials said Tuesday that eligible Alaskans will receive $878 this year. That's significantly less than last year's dividend of $1,174, which was the smallest since 2006. The payout will be distributed Oct. 4.

...his words, "if they're socialists, I'm Marxist-Leninist."Capriles accuses Chavez of wasting Venezuela's oil wealth through fuel supply deals with allied nations that involve long-term, low-interest financing. Chavez disputes that...
Parnell sets new benchmarks for gasline in State of State address

...speech. PFD stands for Permanent Fund Dividend. Most Alaskans receive the dividend, their yearly share of the state's oil wealth."That's not scare tactics, that's what's coming, if this bill passes," he said.Parnell urged lawmakers...


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