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Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

Tuesday's vote on Ballot Measure 1 will decide if Alaska retains a controversial oil tax system adopted by the Legislature in 2013 or reverts to the previous tax system, known as ACES.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
My Turn: How to spend money to save money

Earlier this month, I announced that I intend to spend up to $200,000 this coming fall in certain key legislative races. The reason I am doing that is simple.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-22/my-turn
Opinion
The history of oil wealth

Since the discovery that Alaska has a wealth of oil, there have been debates about how best to spread that wealth between the state and oil industry. Alaskans will vote on Tuesday on whether to repeal the fifth tax regime since the oil boom of the 1970s.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/history-oil-wealth
State
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

Only three legs support the Alaska economy: oil, the federal government and everything else. That's why oil tax reform is an Alaska problem, not an oil company problem. Oil companies can invest anywhere in the world, and they do.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-19/oil-critical-alaskas-economy
Opinion
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax

For almost four decades, Alaska's business community - including those of us at Northrim Bank - have relied on economist Scott Goldsmith for his expertise and analysis of the health of the state's economy.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-05/my-turn-economic-research-shows-alask
Opinion
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

A University of Alaska Anchorage researcher reported SB21 is generating growth and positive results for Alaskans, amid claims by some that the new oil tax system has already failed.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-05/analysis-sb21-working-hoped
State
My Turn: Treadwell's national sales tax pitch wrong for Alaska

I was surprised when GOP Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell endorsed the National Sales Tax at a debate in Homer. Treadwell even confirmed his support for the tax in follow-up interviews with journalists.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-29/my-turn-treadwells-national-sales-tax
Opinion
My Turn: $2B 'giveaway' sound bite is dangerous distraction

Over the years, I've read many of the reports written for the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). In May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-23/my-turn-2b-giveaway-sound-bite-danger
Opinion
My Turn: Promises, promises

The oil industry hoped for a big tax break and they got it. Now the industry is protecting their windfall with a flurry of ads boasting of increased interest in Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-18/my-turn-promises-promises
Opinion
Record pink harvest creating market glut

JUNEAU - State officials said Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/record-pink-harvest-creating-market-glu
State

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