Skip to main content
As Alaska struggles with budget shortfalls while maintaining it's program of giving residents a share of Permanent Fund earnings each year, it's time to ask the question, WWJD (What Would Jay [Hammond] Do)? The answers lie in this posthumously published book by the state's most beloved former governor.

"'Diapering the Devil' reveals much about Hammond’s sometimes contradictory thinking on his own creation, but at its core lies an admission: 'Without a state income, sales, or property tax, the only sustainable funding source Alaska has, currently, is the Permanent Fund,' Hammond wrote. How this would be accomplished is a bit complicated, however."

Read more here

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

About

David James is an Alaskan author and literary critic whose work has been published by the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Press, Alaska Dispatch News, and Ester Republic. He is editing a forthcoming anthology of Alaska writing.


The Literacy Council of Alaska helps immigrants in Fairbanks find their way to work, success, and citizenship.
“In the borough there are over 10 thousand people who don’t speak English as their first language. That’s over 10 percent of our population,” explained Mike Kolasa, the council’s executive director, adding, “Last year we had 175 English language learners students.”
Kendell Macomber discusses aerial dancing,which she practices and teaches in Fairbanks, and her pathway into the Fairbanks professional dancing world, where she is a prominent contributor.

One day I saw aerialists, and I said, that’s the next level; I have to do that. So I got up in the air and haven’t looked back.”

Read more here.