The Weekly Top 3 (9.5.2022)

What we are looking for in the next Rev Comm’r, #AKLNG is testing the limits of “if you throw enough money at it, they will come” & first tell me #WhoPays, then we can talk

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 5, 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 what we will be looking for in the successor to resigning Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney (2:10), 2) we discuss why #AKLNG is testing the outer limits of the theory of “if you throw enough money at it, they will surely come” (12:19), and 3) we explain why our reaction, when someone from government asks what “Alaskans” are willing to invest in a new program, is “first tell me which Alaskans you propose to pay for the investment, then we can talk” (27:52).

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