My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...years.So the real question before voters is: does SB 21 give us a fair return for our oil leases. According to Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, one of the few consistent fiscal conservatives, SB 21 structures the return on our oil "as if the State...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...either active conspirators or sleepwalkers. To their credit, two Republican leaders, Sen. Gary Stevens and Sen. Bert Stedman, voted with the minority in opposition to MAPA.Like chief executives of more than a few states, Parnell was elected...
My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

...Ballot Measure 1, our state Legislature will have the opportunity to fine tune ACES, as advocated by Republican Sen. Bert Stedman of Sitka. Why abolish an oil tax system that is working for a $1 billion to $2 billion annual giveaway under SB21...
Senate passes capital budget

...Representatives a $2.8 billion capital budget.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said they had little choice if they wanted...the governor chooses to veto," Stevens said. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the $450 million in energy projects...
Who do you trust?

...multi-billion dollar tax break. The legislature's ethics rules permit corruption. However, two Republican senators, Bert Stedman of Sitka and Gary Stevens of Kodiak, understand ACES and SB21, and they intend to vote to repeal SB21.Big Oil leaders...
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil

...pumping oil out of it for decades. No one should be surprised that other states are now out-producing us. As Sen. Bert Stedman has pointed out, the boom in North Dakota and Texas is not tax driven but is a result of new fracking technology on...
My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

...yields less revenue than typically paid in the Lower 48 or internationally. With the administration's help, Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, compared the North Dakota take from royalty to the landowner and their state taxes to Alaska's system...
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...of the revenue was also spent in hefty state capital budgets. At the time, Sens. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the big state capital budgets helped cushion the state's economy when the rest of the nation tipped...
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...we are as Alaskans? Are we going to have a fair compensation for our leases or one structured, according to Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, "as if the State of Alaska is having a going out of business sale on oil"? Are we going to act as an...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...giveaway), there are several developments that make me equally nervous about Alaska's fiscal future. When Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, one of the few consistent fiscal conservatives in the Alaska Legislature votes no on major legislation...


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