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Parnell pushes for Senate approval of oil tax bill

Gov. Sean Parnell brought his campaign for lower oil taxes to the Rotary Club of Juneau on Tuesday, and began...praised Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, for her vote to lower oil taxes. "I have to give thanks to Rep. Munoz who took a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Feds to drop charges against Clark

...involved in a bribery scheme under which then-VECO Corp. CEO Bill Allen sought support among state officials for lower oil taxes and a natural gas pipeline deal supported by Alaska's oil and natural gas leaseholders. After the Supreme Court...
Alaska editorial: The big picture: Oil tax reform justified by information at hand

...of oil company tax payments from the past few years. Without that information, they assert, the state should not lower oil taxes in an effort to attract more reinvestment in Alaska's oil patch.But a tax rewrite clearly is justified by the...
My Turn: Pipeline has a healthy future

...imminent pipeline shutdown. Indeed, the Make Alaska Competitive organization, which was formed to advocate for lower oil taxes (and who includes Jim Mulva, CEO of ConocoPhillips among members) has a website that says "the pipeline may shut...
Governor bristles as legislator calls for more information on who drafted oil tax bill; Parnell feels his integrity is being questioned Public Records Law requests, has sought to learn who Parnell met with to craft his House Bill 110, which would lower oil taxes on the industry by billions of dollars. Parnell, in a letter to Doogan, said that his request for that information...


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