Governor's plan to unlock wealth could be a mirage


January 18, 2023

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who has made a political career out of promising more than the state can afford while never supporting taxes to pay the bills, has a new, almost magical plan to help cover his budget deficits.

It’s all about collecting so much money for essentially doing nothing that the state could continue avoiding taxes, continue paying the fattest Permanent Fund dividends in history, and continue avoiding an honest long-term fiscal plan to pay for public services.

It sounds like a politically induced mirage.

The plan? Promise never to log trees that probably never were going to get logg...

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