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Lawmakers again review oil taxes

...special session of the year on Wednesday, with Gov. Frank Murkowski filing two familiar bills related to his natural gas pipeline deal with three oil giants. Sound off on the important issues at The Republican governor for the third time this...
Lawmakers to help decide if special session is called

...leaders in the next few days on whether they want a third special session to work on a $25 billion North Slope natural gas pipeline deal. If both legislative chambers agree to move the contract forward in another session, negotiations on a pipeline...
Indictment: Weyhrauch sought work with VECO

...full text of former Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, R-Juneau, visit . He and Kott also backed a natural gas pipeline deal supported by Gov. Frank Murkowski and the state's big oil producers. Later, Weyhrauch and Kott also worked...
New oil tax pitched again, details still uncertain

...or an individual lawmaker. Van Meurs said the legislation would have to be passed before negotiations for a natural gas pipeline deal is passed. The net profits tax would play into negotiations between the state and BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon...
Feds to drop charges against Clark

...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 in June overturned the conviction...
Alaska Editorial: Murkowski shouldn't sign contract without legislative approval

...Daily News: Sound off on the important issues at A nother debate over the governor's proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline deal has become a distraction. But unlike many of the other issues, this one could easily be resolved. And the...
Official: Tax-exempt group started as a front for oil giants young Alaskans was created as a front for Exxon Mobil Corp., BP and ConocoPhillips to promote a natural gas pipeline deal, the group's former president said. Sound off on the important issues at Now the focus of that group, Alaska's...
Oil chief questions gas line contract

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed natural gas pipeline deal could throw up roadblocks for smaller, independent companies that want to explore for petroleum, according to the state's outgoing...
Alaska editorial: Legislators need to fix problems with Palin's gas line bill

...Sound off on the important issues at She criticized Gov. Frank Murkowski's effort to negotiate a North Slope natural gas pipeline deal. She repeated that criticism often on her way to an easy election victory for the governor's job. Now it's...
Lawmakers say consultant memo highly revealing

...memo released Thursday shows a former consultant for the state privately expressed concern over parts of the natural gas pipeline deal he publicly supported and helped broker for then-Gov. Frank Murkowski. Sound off on the important issues...


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