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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...1.68 billion was paid in royalties.Altogether, oil revenues pay about 90 percent of the state's unrestricted general fund revenues.Production tax is on net revenueThe state production tax is usually referred to as a tax on net revenue of...
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...Commission came down on Citizens United.Back in 2008, the nonprofit corporation Citizens United intended to use its general funds, which included some donations from for-profit corporations, to offer a negative movie about Hillary Clinton...
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

...collected $157 billion (in today's dollars) from oil since 1959, money that funds 90 percent of the state's general fund.Oil means we can spend more per resident - roughly double the U.S. average - yet keep the tax burden light on most...
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...barrels a day through TAPS within 10 years. Yet, according to the Parnell Administration's 10-year forecast of general fund revenues, oil revenues are projected to go down significantly. This is because his own analysts know that even a huge...
My Turn: Alaska met the challenge of its unfunded pensions

...currently manage more than $51 billion in state funds, providing more than $200 million in investment earnings to the General Fund in FY 2014 through May, and more than $925 million to the Constitutional Budget Reserve. On top of that, the Permanent...
Letter to the Editor: Preserve traditional land from development

...approved the state's budgets without vetoing any proposed spending. Down the drain goes another $5 million in state general funds and $30 million in federal receipts for the proposed Juneau road extension. The governor missed an opportunity to...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...Parnell said lawmakers worked to reduce unrestricted general fund spending from $8 billion in 2013 to about $7 billion...operating and capital budgets. The category of unrestricted general funds refers to money that isn't restricted in its use by...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...separated into three places: the general fund ($1,729,385), road service...would be consolidated into the general fund."Finance would like to consolidate the reserve in the General Fund so it is very simple for the Assembly...
Assembly approves city, schools budgets

...discussed property tax increases again, after voting two weeks ago to keep taxes flat and instead dip into the city's general fund balance to balance the budget.Kiehl argued that even with the originally proposed increase, Juneau's property tax...
Make friends, build resume at business summer camp

...Wednesday night meeting. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly opted not to raise property taxes, dipping into the general fund instead to cover the $2.7 million shortfall remaining after city service and job cuts. The Juneau chamber was against...


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