Tag: Permanent Fund

  • Alaska by the Numbers – November 2020

    Alaska by the Numbers – November 2020

    November 2020 was a month of resolving uncertainty and moving back toward normal. Alaska’s economy still faces significant headwinds, but recovery is in sight. Here are some of the highlights. Alaska’s labor market improved, but is still hurting The Alaska Department of Labor reports that Alaska’s official unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels. The…

  • The Fuzzy Logic of Columnists Writing about the Earnings Reserve

    The Fuzzy Logic of Columnists Writing about the Earnings Reserve

    “How are you going to pay for all that?” a reporter asks Governor-elect Dunleavy. “$19 billion in the ERA. That’s how” he quips. Since well before the press conference following the election, reporters, journalist, columnists, bloggers, opinion havers, and fiction writers have been questioning how the promises made on the campaign trail would turn into…