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Governor says ballot initiative is a contract deal-breaker

...Gas Act that are soon to follow. "That's fine too, because what you find out when you look through this stranded gas contract are some pretty disturbing things," Croft said. Murkowski called the next few days a "cooling-off period" for...
Special Session and fleece jackets are spending six hours a day listening to an overview of the governor's proposed natural gas contract at Centennial Hall. After two days of listening to Revenue Commissioner Bill Corbus and the governor's lead consultant...
Northwest Digest

...the prime sponsor of the November ballot initiative dubbed the Alaska Gasline Now Act, said the governor's proposed gas contract lacks a firm commitment from producers. "We are supplying the one side of the contract that Murkowski forgot - a penalty...
My turn: Fiscal certainty on steroids

...high, some voted the rate low, some tied it to the gas contract, and some said it was to replace the antiquated economic...fiscal certainty on oil piece" must not be tied to the gas contract until the petroleum profit tax has proven itself as...
It could be said that legislators were P.U.F.F.-ing all night

In reading the recent stories about the oil tax bill, the natural gas contract and the gas pipeline, I think that maybe what we need is a change in terminology. Maybe we are all getting a little too worked...
Senate to vote on oil tax bill an endorsement of contracting away the state's power to tax. That clause said that if the state enters into a gas contract with a producer, the terms of the petroleum production tax would not apply if the producer makes payments in gas instead...
House mulls moving some hearings north

...regular session. Murkowski says the measure to tax the net profits of energy companies is a necessary inclusion in the gas contract. The Senate passed its version of the bill on Tuesday. The House is expected to take it up next week after legislators...
Can Gov. Murkowski walk on water?

...the hearts and minds of Alaskans? Now we are being asked to endorse a 20 percent oil tax and be happy with a secret gas "contract" that the governor has cooked up behind closed doors with the oil companies. Why would anyone want to seal a deal...
Knowles seeks return to governor's office

...Murkowski has been most criticized for: a ballooning state budget in times of great oil wealth, holding the natural-gas contract negotiations in secret and the ethics scandal of former Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who resigned last year over...
Alaska Digest

...House votes to keep 90-day public review of natural-gas contract JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Wednesday affirmed its...days the public comment period for a proposed natural-gas contract between Gov. Frank Murkowski and the state's three...


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