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Oil execs: Projects hang on policy

...Alaska president, said a big question for the industry's future in the state is when and how Alaska solves its chronic fiscal gap. Lawmakers who want to lean more heavily on oil and gas taxes do so at the risk of the industry's future in the...
Juneau mayor abstains from no-confidence vote against Alaska Legislature

...lawmakers accountable with a "legislator's report card," if no action is taken this year to fill Alaska's chronic fiscal gap. During two days of deliberations crafting the message, Botelho and a few others proposed amending the no-confidence...
Conference backs guaranteed PFD

...leaders and citizens - to make recommendations on the future of the permanent fund and solutions to the state's chronic fiscal gap. Murkowski and the Legislature will consider the recommendations when drafting legislation. The 55 delegates meeting...
District could garner millions from bills

...clears the way for the House to focus in the rest of the session on long-term measures to close with the state's chronic fiscal gap. The deal still must be approved by the Senate and ratified by Murkowski, who has line-item veto power on budget...
Governor calls special session the final days of the regular session if lawmakers did not come to a consensus on a plan to fill the state's chronic fiscal gap. The Legislature failed to approve Murkowski's plan to use the Alaska Permanent Fund, which would have raised...
Governor blasts lawmakers for session failure

...Murkowski's proposal to use more than $600 million a year from the Alaska Permanent Fund to help fill the state's chronic fiscal gap. They also rejected proposals to reform workers' compensation laws and approve school and transportation bond measures...
Four Dems vie for Kookesh's seat

...look at." He said the oil tax constitutes just one element of a broad plan the state should pursue to fill its chronic fiscal gap. June said he also would support an income tax, use of earnings from the $28 billion Alaska Permanent Fund and...
Shaping the permanent fund's future

...Over the last 13 years, more than $5 billion of the $7 billion account has been used to close the state's chronic fiscal gap, he said. "Allowing the Constitutional Budget Reserve to drop below $1 billion in order to continue to underwrite...
Conferees to consider dipping into permafund the Legislature. For more than a decade the state has relied on the state savings account to fill Alaska's chronic fiscal gap. Lawmakers have proposed instituting income taxes, sales taxes, use of the permanent fund and a variety of smaller...


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