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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/alaska-editorial-time-alaskans-engage
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/my-turn-why-i-vetoed-200-million-oil-
Opinion
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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-10/alaska-editorial-walker-pulls-rug-und
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/linc-energy-cook-inlet-fined-over-infor
State
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker is limiting the amount available to pay for oil and gas tax credits this fiscal year, saying Wednesday that no sector of the state would be untouched by Alaska's current budget situation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/my-turn-killing-government-demands-ef
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/residents-rank-3-state-services-low-pri
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/my-turn-view-democratic-side-house
Opinion
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature

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