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Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...essential that revenue discussions include the prudent use of Permanent Fund earnings."Legislation to address oil and gas tax credits is expected during the next session, Pitney said.Pitney said agency spending is only one piece that needs to...
'I'm trying to sell gas'

...Juneau on Oct. 24. In 2006, Alaska voters turned down a ballot measure that would have enacted a similar tax.Walker's gas tax plan drew immediate criticism from majority caucus members in the House and Senate immediately after the special session...
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Fiscal forum invites Juneau to have its say on budget

...and fiscal issues.? Gregg Erickson is an economist with a deep involvement with the Alaska Permanent Fund and oil and gas tax issues.? Brad Keithley is president of Keithley Consulting, LLC, focusing on oil, gas and fiscal policy matters. What to...
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...operating losses with less than 20 percent going toward exploration.Money for the repurchase of credits comes from an oil and gas tax credit fund. A formula establishes how much money is appropriated to the fund each year. This year, that amount would...
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...continuing with government budgetary restraints, initiating "taxes impacting individual Alaskans," altering oil and gas taxes and credits, and "strategic" use of state assets. In response to a question, Hoffbeck told the chamber audience that...
Alaska Editorial: Walker pulls the rug from under explorers

...warning.And some folks - like the governor - wonder why the major Slope producers are making fiscal certainty on oil and gas taxes the keystone of any decision to proceed with the Alaska LNG Project.
Linc Energy in Cook Inlet fined over information required by regulators

...Highway.The company's annual reports say the exploration effort has received tens of millions of dollars in state oil and gas tax credits, including $53 million last year.The commission regulates drilling that might result in the release of hazardous...
My Turn: Killing government with demands of efficiency

...fact Alaska has no state income, sales or property tax. Some communities impose the latter two, but just as the state gas tax is the lowest in the nation, we're taxed far less than any other state.Petro is right about how most of us would respond...
Residents rank 3 state services as low priority

...people to consider, including income taxes, sales taxes, using the Permanent Fund as an endowment, reviewing oil and gas taxes and considering a state lottery.Cuts and fiscal restraint will be critical, but cutting down to a sustainable budget...
My Turn: The view from the Democratic side of the House

...billion of that. Importantly, we propose the extra money would be "paid for" by: (1) Postponing portions of oil and gas tax credits; (2) Reappropriating U-MED Road monies; (3) Slowing or defunding megaprojects; (4) Not occupying the...


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