Letters to the Editor


March 18, 2021

Survey respondents favor higher

oil taxes, not income or sales tax

Thank you to everyone who has taken the Commonwealth North budget survey. I decided to use their comprehensive budget survey in lieu of a survey directly from my office this year. I received the results for District 36, updated last week, and most people prefer a limited approach to the Permanent Fund dividend: 42% prefer to "pay out the same amount" as last year, which was $992, and 25% said "suspend dividends until the state can afford them."

On the other end of the dividend spectrum, 17% said they would like to the state...

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