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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...were rising at the time, along with fuel prices at the pump, and legislators were getting heat from constituents over energy costs.Lawmakers responded by increasing the index of the progressivity formula so that the tax rate went up faster - from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/evolution-alaskas-oil-taxes
State
My Turn: Path to prosperity doesn't include more taxes

...considered along with the recent assessment increases many homeowners and businesses experienced, increasing food and energy costs, and the proposed increased water rates that will double our current rates over 10 years. The increase to most businesses...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-01/my-turn-path-prosperity-doesnt-includ
Opinion
Panel puts more money for education in budget

...proposed in the budget bill. That extra money in the past has been provided to help districts address needs such as energy costs.A total of $100 million would be included for the following fiscal year, distributed according to the average daily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/panel-puts-more-money-education-budget
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances gas line bill

...wanting to ensure the benefit of a gas line is spread to all Alaskans - including in rural communities suffering from high energy costs. During Friday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, Hoffman said the provision would go a long way toward making...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/senate-finance-advances-gas-line-bill
State | AK legislature
Meeting of the minds is head-on collision

...the Legislature has favored one-time funding, giving school districts additional money for things like security or energy costs. The amount varies and usually isn't determined until the final days of the Legislative session. That forces school...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-21/meeting-minds-head-collision
State | AK legislature
Flint Hills: North Pole Refinery will close

...trans-Alaska pipeline. A major component for refining is energy costs, and the refinery, which does not have access to natural gas, has energy costs about three times that of competitors elsewhere, Cook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/flint-hills-north-pole-refinery-will-cl
State
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

...the use of biomass for heat is a prime example of a cross-cutting agency and community priority that can reduce high energy costs, catalyze the Forest Service's transition to young growth, and leverage resources in a time of difficult budgets...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-24/furthering-entrepreneurial-spirit-inn
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...will still need the gas regardless."The Susitna dam would also fail to meet the needs of rural Alaskans who face energy costs that can reach upwards of half their disposable income, according to Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel. As part of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion
Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

...power to remote locations."Ultimately, the goal is to deploy the BAT at off-grid village sites that have high (energy) costs," Rein said.Power rates vary from village to village. The cost per kilowatt hour in Fort Yukon last year was 66...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/company-hopes-tap-high-winds-rural-powe
State
Alaska Chamber details legislative priorities

...for employers; Medicaid expansion in Alaska as long as the state continues to receive a 90 percent federal match; energy cost reduction; and increasing "responsible natural resource development by improving the efficiencies of the permitting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-24/alaska-chamber-details-legislative-prio
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