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Governor signs pipeline bill

...natural gas pipeline from the North Slope was signed last week by Gov. Frank Murkowski. House Bill 267, sponsored by House Oil And Gas Committee chairman Vic Kohring, a Wasilla Republican, authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $17...
My turn: Playing fast, loose with rules

Legislators who play fast and loose with their rules are likely to do the same with your rights and resources. Reps. Mike Hawker, Kevin Meyer and Mike Chenault have played fast and loose with the governing rules of the Legislature.
GOP penalizes ringleaders of failed coalition

...Republican majority stripped Anchorage Republicans Nancy Dahlstrom and Mike Hawker of their committee chairmanships in the House Oil and Gas Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, respectively. Both were members of the coalition made up of 13...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

JUNEAU - Parents would be able to monitor pesticide use in schools, parks and other public places under legislation proposed by an Anchorage lawmaker. At a luncheon hosted by Alaska Community Action on Toxics to explain the bill, Rep.
Lawmakers confused over oil tax numbers on the important issues at The plan passed the House Oil and Gas committee after being presented as bringing in more...rather than the normal state financial analysis. House Oil and Gas Committee Chairman Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, said...
Alaska Legislature enters third stage of oil tax review

...look a lot like the governor's bill," said Gatto. He said he'd like to reinsert the tax rate removed by the House Oil and Gas Committee last weekend. The oil industry says that increasing the taxes for the second straight year could create...
BP fined $20 million for Alaska oil spills

...Bad maintenance or lack of maintenance should not be passed on to the citizens of Alaska," said Rep. Kurt Olson, House Oil and Gas Chairman, R-Soldotna. "If they take a deduction, we are paying for it, and that's what we are trying to fix...
Legislature guts Palin's oil tax bill

...said. "We left the dress off it because the dress is the tax rate and the progressivity." A few hours later, the House Oil and Gas Committee offered a version heartier than the Senate's - 33 pages - but it still strips out the tax rate. This...
State disputes claims about tax instability

...Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and in the past for the state tax division and the oil industry. Porter told the House Oil and Gas Committee that the 2005 action was not a tax change. "A tax change occurs when you change the regulations or the...
Indictments may be downfall of tax

House Democrats led by Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, would like the opportunity to do what they were unable to do last year: Adopt a system that taxes oil on gross revenues, instead of a net tax on profits alone.


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