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What others say: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble

...could have taken a different approach. It could have compromised and spent from the earnings reserve of the Alaska Permanent Fund. It doesn't need the minority's votes to do that, but the majority feared the backlash. It feared that Alaskans...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/what-others-say-compromise-is-a-w
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: The Medicaid mousetrap

...understandably hard to get your head around. In essence, we'll be completely out of money before 2020, excepting the Permanent Fund. Yes, it's that bad, but yet there are many voices out there crying for the legislature to spend what little...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/voices-of-alaska-the-medicaid-mou
Opinion
State offices should have toll-free access

...consumers in Kenai. As taxpayers we should be afforded access to phone contact for all state offices in addition to Permanent Fund Dividend rather than forcing citizens to pay twice, long distance rates from local phones, in addition to paying...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-16/state-offices-should-have
Letters
Budget woes highlight the need for a long-term plan

...such as a state personal income tax or a percent of market value plan to use some of the earning s from the Alaska Permanent Fund. But there is little political will and, it seems, less public support for considering other options.Why does...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-18/budget-woes-highlight-the-need-fo
Opinion
What others say: Focus on cuts has avoided other half of the equation

...left will be the cherished Alaska Permanent Fund, the current value of which stands...forced to draw directly from the permanent fund's balance to pay for state government...Percent of Market Value plan for the permanent fund.A statewide sales tax and an...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-14/what-others-say-focus-on-cuts-has
Opinion
Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...is because Alaskans are largely insulated from having to pay taxes. In fact, the state sends every citizen a big Permanent Fund Dividend check every year.Inattention to what happens in Juneau is a big reason why the state budget has doubled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
News
Tuesday deadline to apply for PFD

...sign up for their share of the state's oil wealth this year. Tuesday is the deadline to apply for the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. The payout is based on the five-year average of the fund's statutory net income. Last year, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-30/tuesday-deadline-to-apply-for-pfd
News
What others say: Setting aside donations for nonprofits, children good use of dividend

...an application for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend - the deadline to do...to themselves and others.The permanent fund was created by an amendment to...be depleted, revenue from the permanent fund's earnings would help buoy future...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-30/what-others-say-setting-aside-don
Opinion
Tuesday deadline to apply for PFD

...sign up for their share of the state's oil wealth this year.Today is the deadline to apply for the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.The payout is based on the five-year average of the fund's statutory net income.Last year, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-30/tuesday-deadline-to-apply-for-pfd
News
Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...year.Those aren't the only source available to lawmakers; other options include endowment funds and the Alaska Permanent Fund's earnings reserve account, the pool from which annual dividends for most Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
News

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