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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 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...


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