The Weekly Top 3 (9.19.2022)

Why we are frustrated w/ BOTH W Anchorage #AKSen candidates, why outmigration isn’t any #AKGov’s fault & why the app’t of Deven Mitchell as the interim Rev Comm’r is an uninspired decision

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 September 19, 2022.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on Facebook and YouTubeLive as well as via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6–8am. I join Michael weekly in the first hour of Tuesday’s show, from 6:25–7am, for a discussion between the two of us about our three issues.

This week our top 3 issues are these: 1) we explain why, in the West Anchorage Senate race, we have problems with the fiscal approach of both the D and R candidates (1:59), 2) we discuss what causes Alaska outmigration and why it isn’t any Governor’s fault (28:43), and 3) we explain why the appointment of Deven Mitchell as the interim Commissioner of Revenue is at best, an uninspired decision (35:48).

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