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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...substantially worse. Here's why: SB21 raised the base tax rate but eliminated progressivity so taxes are lower under high oil prices but the state collects more revenue when prices are low. With oil less than $50 a barrel, that means Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price scenario."Alaska voters in August upheld the tax...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price scenario.I remember when my parents and their neighbors...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...world might be running out of oil. Investors poured money into advanced biofuels companies and battery-makers betting high oil prices would make it cheaper to drive on plant waste or electricity.It hasn't happened, despite some headway. Even...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...in Moscow, up from 35.53 per liter two months ago.VenezuelaVenezuela pushed for an OPEC cut because it badly needs high oil prices to fund its government. The country's oil production has been steadily declining for years so the combination...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/oil-plunge-threat-and-boon-global-econo
State
Alaska Editorial: Production is the only number that matters

...about: production.They will point to state revenues under ACES, or jobs or corporate profits during a time of record-high oil prices. What they won't talk about is the 6-percent annual production decline under ACES that was zeroed out this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-05/alaska-editorial-production-only-numb
Opinion
Who do you trust?

...supported by the Alaska Department of Revenue: Revenue Sources Book, fall 2013. SB21 will lose billions for Alaska at high oil prices and even at current oil prices with escalating expenses. Additionally, North Slope oil leases need to be enforced...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-04/who-do-you-trust
Letters
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...the smart money knows it's only going to become more valuable. MAPA is written to prevent Alaska from benefiting from high oil prices. Big Oil is greedy; it doesn't want to share the wealth. Exxon, BP and ConocoPhillips prefer to deal with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...encouraging investment in exploration, development and production. ACES did this by ensuring the state shared in profits at high oil prices, helping industry at low prices, and requiring investment in the state for a company to qualify for tax credits...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-17/my-turn-yes-vote-gives-alaska-time-ge
Letters
Outside editorial: High oil prices may affect political issues

...fair chance the public will take a myopic view and see only a larger permanent fund check as the principal benefit of high oil prices. Other oil news, however, may raise the status of what so far has been a low-lying fiscal option: changing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080304/opi_oilprices.shtml
Opinion

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