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Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...improved things," he said.Senators in the finance meeting were concerned about Alaska's bond rating in the light of low oil prices. Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky said bonding agencies would like to see the state institute...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

...would benefit from this category of credits, and they are paying taxes, Hoffbeck said. But production taxes amid low oil prices are forecast to total about $524 million this year, down from about $2.6 billion last fiscal year, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/revenue-officials-explain-tax-credit-is
State
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices, Gov. Bill Walker said.In an opinion piece published...tax structure that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The case for big projects

...Never let a serious crisis go to waste."This is the strategy now playing out in Juneau as "no-growthers" use low oil prices as an excuse to kill any large project they oppose (which is to say all of them). In light of Alaska's fiscal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...on "megaprojects" including the Juneau Access Project. Yet in this time of crisis, even worse for our state than low oil prices would be shortsighted decisionmaking. This is why I was glad to see the governor keep his campaign promise and exclude...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

JUNEAU - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday said the state can't fix low oil prices but it can fix government.In a speech to a joint session of the Legislature, he laid out a few more details on his plans to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...Canada are being shelved.Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment...it is unambiguously bad to have low oil prices from an environmental perspective...Prius over a Toyota Corolla.But low oil prices don't always translate to higher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...of economic sanctions stemming from its move on Ukraine, he said, and that has scaled back Russian oil activity. Low oil prices also were a factor, he said.Jo?´l Plouffe, a Montreal-based managing editor of the journal Arctic Yearbook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...appears to be a combination of tax breaks and credits, and a tax structure 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices.In an opinion piece, published in Alaska newspapers, Walker says while he supports the philosophy behind tax incentives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/gov-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-oil
State

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