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Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

The Alaska Senate has approved a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation.
State | AK legislature
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...have to cut $1 billion from programs like Medicaid, education, debt service, retirement system payments and oil and gas tax credits - plus eliminate agencies and non-formula programs, Teal's division wrote in a report earlier this year...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Economic freedom: A magic pill we shouldn't swallow

...Obamacare and the federal estate tax, complaints about the Export-Import Bank, opposition to increasing the national gas tax and support for Republican efforts to balance the federal government's budget. They do have posts related to Medicaid...
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...for a while to see if it does what it's supposed to do. I don't think there's any appetite to take on an oil and gas tax law in the near future."Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said he was happy to hear the commissioner's response...
State | AK legislature
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...criminal laws and otherwise playing a role in how legalization is implemented. Hearings this week start on Monday. Oil and gas tax creditsThe Senate and House Finance committees are set to get separate updates on the credit issue Tuesday. Walker, in...
State | AK legislature
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...needs to look at such things as broad-based taxes, making changes to fee structures and perhaps revisiting oil and gas taxes.The committee forwarded his nomination to a joint session of the Legislature for consideration.
State | AK legislature
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits

...lawmakers to examine their approach to creating incentives for oil and gas development from Cook Inlet.The issue of oil and gas tax credits received renewed attention earlier this month, when Gov. Bill Walker wrote an opinion piece that said Alaska...
State | AK legislature
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...MAPA is working to increase oil production, the new structure's primary goal, said Dan Dickinson, a private oil and gas tax consultant and former tax director for DOR."I don't think it is correct to point to the flattening out in one year...
Local | SB21
Federal highway fund not worrying AKDOT solution - seems pretty simple, we'll be on this right as we get back," Begich said, adding that the current gas tax is not enough.A tracking feature on the U.S. DOT website indicates the Trust Fund is expected to zero out within the...
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

...18.4 cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4 cents-a-gallon diesel...plan. That would move debate on a gas tax increase or some other revenue-raising...elections in November.Revenue from gas taxes and other transportation user fees...


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