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Alaska should establish public bank

...the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Alaska has 52 billion dollars in our reserve account called the Permanent Fund. Too bad Alaska does not start its own Alaska Infrastructure Investment Bank (also called public Bank of Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-27/alaska-should-establish-p
Letters
Voices of Alaska: Welcoming President Obama to Alaska

...Many renewable energy projects in our state were made possible with state revenues derived from oil production. Our Permanent Fund gave the world a model of how to transform non-renewable wealth into a renewable resource. But Alaskans have also...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-26/voices-of-alaska-welcoming-presid
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Don't let fear lead to bad decisions

...snookered into believing you should approve a cap on your permanent fund dividend (PFD) or that you should allow the dividend...standard imposed by the Alaska Constitution. The permanent fund has two purposes. One purpose is to get cash dividends...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/voices-of-alaska-dont-let-fear-le
Opinion
Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

...the state accounts with only the Permanent Fund principal - which cannot be accessed...Fund's earnings that pay for annual Permanent Fund Dividend check payments.The...and the annual earnings from the Permanent Fund."By introducing a statewide...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/standard-and-poors-downgrades-alaska
News
Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...that it 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state/2015-08-16
News
Walker seeks input to balance budget

...State sales tax? A "cap" on Permanent Fund dividends? Draconian cuts to...reserves by 2019, leaving only the Permanent Fund and its earnings.By 2025, if...reserve funds, including the Permanent Fund, are in the model along with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-04/walker-seeks-input-to-balance-budget
News
Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...Alaskans have gotten used to a relatively low tax burden, no state income tax, and a nice check courtesy of the Alaska Permanent Fund every fall. Part of the challenge in understanding the problem lies in grasping the scope of a $3.1 billion deficit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-23/time-for-alaskans-to-engage-in-bu
Opinion
House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...would put $6.4 billion from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve account into...would put $4.9 billion from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve account on June...majority vote - would put future Permanent Fund Dividend checks at risk.Drawing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
News
State looks for budget input

...its residents less than other states, it is a realistic option for generating revenue. So is putting a cap on the Permanent Fund Dividend, which he said will not come without resistance. "You may see a cap on the dividend," Hoffbeck said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-21/alaskas-budget-deficit-to-be-address
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What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...pay for state operations from the Alaska Permanent Fund's earnings reserve.As the Legislature's...courage to solve the problem on its own.The Permanent Fund earnings reserve is not the Permanent Fund's principal - it is an interest account...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
Opinion

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