Alaska Permanent Fund

Permanent Fund earnings part of solution

Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans’ most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and… Continue reading


Initiative tries to link voting to Permanent Fund Dividends

ANCHORAGE — An initiative group is gathering signatures in an attempt to link voter registration to Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend applications. PFD Voter Registration is… Continue reading


Meetings explore fiscal gap solutions

At meetings in Homer and Ninilchik last week, Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck laid out the cold, hard facts. Like a sourdough looking… Continue reading

Standard and Poor’s downgrades Alaska’s credit rating outlook

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services lowered the outlook on the State of Alaska’s credit rating from “stable” to “negative” on Aug. 18, and gave politicians… Continue reading

Legislators predict tougher session next year

It took until last Thursday, but after endless days where most legislators waited for majority and minority leaders to reach a compromise, the Alaska Legislature… Continue reading

Permanent Fund Corp. chief executive resigns

ANCHORAGE — The head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has resigned because of undisclosed health concerns. The departure of chief executive Mike Burns was… Continue reading

Bill would allow draw from Permanent Fund

JUNEAU — The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a… Continue reading

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. revenues drop from 2014

BY DJ SUMMERS Morris News Service - Alaska  The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation released financial results for the month ending March 31 at its quarterly… Continue reading

Legislators may get last word on gasline

After a session spent dueling with Gov. Bill Walker over his plan to spend $85 million in state funds to increase the size of a… Continue reading

Except for dividend checks, citizens disconnected from Alaska’s finances

Alaska’s current budget crisis can easily be blamed on the plunge in oil prices, which are less than half what they were nine months ago,… Continue reading

Great opportunity awaits Alaskans with unity team

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have begun forming our new government — like Abe Lincolns, and like the mugwumps who, down to… Continue reading

Gov. Parnell to announce dividend amount Sept. 17

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaskans will find out the size of their Permanent Fund dividends next week.Gov. Sean Parnell is set to announce the amount on… Continue reading

Take a chance: Pick.Click.Give. and (maybe) double your dividend

Alaskans can double their Permanent Fund Dividend this year when they share part of their PFD through the Pick.Click.Give program. The deadline to apply for… Continue reading

Analysis lays out weighty deficit impacts

By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU — Fall-back options, such as large cuts in capital budgets, imposing state sales or income taxes or cutting… Continue reading

PFD amount announced for 2013

Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced Wednesday that the 2013 permanent fund dividend (PFD) will be $900. Applications from 670,865 Alaskans were received, a decrease… Continue reading

Will Parnell think like Hammond?

Thank you for your editorial last week praising Jay Hammond, the maverick Republican who was governor from 1974 to 1982. I agree that creating the… Continue reading

Repeal oil tax giveaway — and protect Permanent Fund

People across the state are gathering 40,000 petition signatures, needed by mid-July, so Alaskans can vote to reject or approve the recent oil tax giveaway.… Continue reading

Parnell spares budget vetoes, signs SB21

Gov. Sean Parnell left the Legislature’s budget largely intact when he signed off on $6.8 billion in general fund spending for the 2014 fiscal year.… Continue reading

Legislature passes oil tax overhaul

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature, on the last scheduled day of session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead… Continue reading