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My Turn: Facts and rhetoric on oil tax reform

...oil that was already being produced.This provision hands out a roughly 40 percent reduction on SB 21's already low oil tax. Forty percent of 27 percent is roughly 16 percent. That's a banana republic rate.This 40 percent cut to Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-19/my-turn-0
Opinion
Two views: Time for oil tax cut

...these obstacles have failed to deflate the momentum behind Senate Bill 21, the Legislature's most recent effort to lower oil taxes, and for good reasons. Consider some of the arguments and responses:? "Alaska's current taxes already are competitive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-12/two-views-time-oil-tax-cut
Opinion
Legislative session over with major legislation passed

...S.B. 21 will exacerbate in the short term but which supporters of oil tax reform say they hope will reverse as lower oil taxes entice companies to produce more oil in Alaska - is a sign of things to come."I think we did quite well in the long...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-15/legislative-session-over-major-legislat
State
Outside Editorial: University Fund

...session. It's the type of legislation that will help to reduce expenses during this time of reduced spending and lower oil-tax revenue. Undoubtedly, more of this type of legislation is in Alaska's future.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-23/outside-editorial-university-fund
Opinion
Referendum on the Oil Tax Bill

...treasury is estimated at between $700 million and $1 billion annually for five years. The rationale for SB 21 is that lower oil taxes will make Alaska more competitive with other states for investment by the oil industry and stimulate more production...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-05-12/referendum-oil-tax-bill
Opinion
Oil tax rates: the strange case of Norway

...maximum benefit from our commonly owned resources. Unfortunately, the passage of SB 21, the Governor's bill to lower oil taxes, was a major setback in that effort.Too much was given up in that bill in exchange for too little. Alaskans simply...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-05-15/oil-tax-rates-strange-case-norway
Opinion
Conservatives take aim at Senate coalition

ANCHORAGE - The high-profile effort to crush the Senate bipartisan coalition isn't just about its refusal to lower oil taxes.Social conservatives are latching on, too -- and in a big way. Some leaders say their issues, including the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-25/conservatives-take-aim-senate-coalition
State
My Turn: Education and oil tax reform: a false choice

...something on both oil taxes and education. Long before it overtook Alaska in oil production - fueled by new technology, lower oil taxes, and skilled Alaskan workers - North Dakota dominated us in education, regularly leading the nation in its high...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-02-08/my-turn-education-and-oil-tax-reform-
Opinion
A recipe for disaster in University Building fund

...editorial, SB74 is the "type of legislation that will help to reduce expenses during this time of reduced spending and lower oil-tax revenue," and I found myself wondering if this was satire or a real suggestion to leave the tab for our kids.

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2013-04-23/recipe-disaster-u
Murkowski: Alaska needs more oil, gas development

...Washington, D.C., she said, Alaskans need to do more as well. She strongly endorsed Gov. Parnell's call for lower oil taxes, saying that lowering taxes would encourage oil companies to produce more oil in Alaska. North Dakota, with lower...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/sta_790670768.shtml
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