• The Effects of State Revenue Options on Alaska Households (Understanding Taxes)

      Haley, Sharman (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2004)
      This presentation discusses how various options for raising additional state revenue would affect Alaska households. We’ll start with a little history about state spending and explain why there is a state budget deficit, often called the “fiscal gap.” Then we’ll briefly describe all the options for dealing with the fiscal gap, but focus the rest of the talk on the big ticket items: using permanent fund earnings and establishing state sales or income taxes.