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My Turn: SB21 is broken

I was never in favor of SB21, but now it's a reality and we need to find ways to keep SB21 from bankrupting the state. We may not have increased oil production and its expenses now exceed its value. Here's why you need to contact your local legislators.
MLK Day celebration planned

...The panelists include: Juneau Chief of Police Bryce Johnson; United States Coast Guard Veteran and State of Alaska Department of Revenue employee Naomi Sanders; University of Alaska PITAAS Program Director Ronalda Cadiente-Brown; Maritime Information...
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

Imagine your family's biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year. At today's oil prices, that's Alaska's situation.
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

Alaskans once again find themselves having conversations they had 15 years ago, when oil prices plummeted to nine dollars a barrel.
Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The announcement earlier this month that University of Alaska President Pat Gamble will retire in June comes at a challenging time for the university system.
Alaska crude prices hit lowest point in four years

...continued its decline on global markets, dipping below $80 per barrel this week, according to figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue.Oil first dropped below $80 per barrel on Election Day before briefly stabilizing at the $80 mark. The...
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...oil products are not the same products or the same market," said John Tichotsky, chief economist at the Alaska Department of Revenue."Sometimes we get too focused on crude oil products," added petroleum economist Joyce Lofgren. "(Alaska...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...half of the price the state estimates it needs to balance the budget without using reserves. Last week, the Alaska Department of Revenue released a report indicating it expects oil to remain in the $60 per-barrel range for at least a year before...
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...Aug. 17, on Senate Bill 21, which voters will decide whether to repeal during the Aug. 19 election.The Alaska Department of Revenue called this year "a watershed moment for Alaska oil production."Production in Alaska oil fields has been...
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