The Weekly Top 3 (1.17.2022)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind here at Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets — for the week of January 17, 2022.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6–8am. I join Michael each week on Tuesday’s show, from 6:20–7am, for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: 1) after looking at the summaries published by each, we discuss how far both the Administration and the Legislative Finance Division already are straying from “truth in budgeting” this session (2:06); 2) in the wake of Angela Rodell’s termination, we explain our thoughts on the steps needed going forward to depoliticize the governance of the Permanent Fund (21:50); and 3) we discuss the harm to Alaska from the continued treatment of the NPRA as a political football by both Democrats and Republican Administrations (30:52).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available both on our Spotify and Soundcloud pages. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.



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Brad Keithley

Brad Keithley


Managing Director of Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets and owner, Keithley Publishing, LLC. For more, go to