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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...
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...
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...
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...
Two more jump into race against Rep. Don Young

...executive with VECO Corp., Rick Smith, testified in federal court that he'd bribed Cowdery while VECO was pushing for lower oil tax rates, and LeDoux went public with criticism of Cowdery. She said Cowdery had held one of her bills in the Rules...
Oil tax reduction unlikely to work, expert tells Legislature

After weeks of Parnell Administration and oil industry claims that lower oil taxes will bring Alaska more oil production, more jobs and more revenue, the Legislature last week heard a devastating rebuttal from...
Indictment: Weyhrauch sought work with VECO

...dollars. A relative also was given a $3,000 job with the company, it said. VECO's goal in 2006 was to win a lower oil tax rate during discussions of the state's Petroleum Profits Tax, or PPT, that consumed many days of legislative debate...
The Bruce Weyhrauch story

...letter seeking legal work from the oil-field service company VECO at a time when VECO was lobbying to win support for lower oil taxes in the state Legislature. Federal prosecutors said Weyhrauch should have disclosed his job search as a conflict of...
Parnell faces opposition to ACES changes despite House victory

...they wanted to know as well how Alaska compared to other taxing jurisdictions. When Parnell first began pushing to lower oil taxes, his administration presented a study by the Fraser Institute that it said showed Alaska's tax system discouraged...
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...


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