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  • Eyeman
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    Thanks man. We learn something new every day. I recall doing a pro oil line speech to my high school class in the mid 70's.

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  • ksanders
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    Originally posted by Eyeman View Post
    Where does the State get funds? Fishing industry? Oil? Must be a lot of dollars invested. Government operations must be expensive - helicopters, boats, snowmobiles, quads, and officials.
    Alaska gets it’s revenue from the oil industry. Right now there is no income or state sales tax, although there are local sales taxes.

    Like many states we have overspent, and are in a period of budget correction, although we have several billion dollars in our budget reserve accounts.

    The “permenant fund” is a bucket of money that is for the most part separate from government operations. The source of the money came from the initial Prudhoe Bay oilfield buildout back in the early 70’s I think. It is managed as an investment account for the benefit of all citizens of Alaska. Each year we are paid a dividend based on the funds performance in a pretty complex formula.

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  • Eyeman
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    Where does the State get funds? Fishing industry? Oil? Must be a lot of dollars invested. Government operations must be expensive - helicopters, boats, snowmobiles, quads, and officials.

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  • ksanders
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    Originally posted by Bentone23 View Post
    EVERYONE gets paid to live in Alaska? I thought it was just the natives. How much money are we talking?
    Not a lot, normally a couple thousand. It depends on how well our states investments work out.
    No income tax either, or state sales tax.

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  • Bentone23
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    EVERYONE gets paid to live in Alaska? I thought it was just the natives. How much money are we talking?

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  • Eyeman
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    Good to hear all is well.

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  • ksanders
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    Originally posted by Eyeman View Post
    Did you have to evacuate? Earthquake north of you. Possible Tsunami.
    I was in Anchorage at the time. This was a HUGE earthquake. All OK, happy happy

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  • Eyeman
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    Did you have to evacuate? Earthquake north of you. Possible Tsunami.

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  • ksanders
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    Seward Alaska

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ID:	515915 Not many people probably think of Seward Alaska when they think about Liveaboard Marinas, but Seward has a lot going for it.

    Low Slip fees, IE $3,000 per year for a 50’ slip
    No Liveaboard fees or limitations
    No State Taxes
    Everybody that lives in Alaska gets paid by the state just to live here
    Services close by
    Moderate weather... If you are familiar with the PACNW, our winter temperatures are around 10 degrees colder than Seattle.
    We have the best wilderness cruising in the whole country
    If you like fishing, our area of Alaska is the best in the nation for Salmon and Halibut.

    Here is a photo from my slip
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