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Governor signs pipeline bill

...pipeline from the North Slope was signed last week by Gov. Frank Murkowski. House Bill 267, sponsored by House Oil And Gas Committee chairman Vic Kohring, a Wasilla Republican, authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $17 billion...
My turn: Playing fast, loose with rules

...Jim Whitaker is the mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, chairman of the Alaska Gasline Port Authority, a three-term representative, a member of the House Finance Committee and the chairman of the House Oil and Gas Committee.
GOP penalizes ringleaders of failed coalition

...majority stripped Anchorage Republicans Nancy Dahlstrom and Mike Hawker of their committee chairmanships in the House Oil and Gas Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, respectively. Both were members of the coalition made up of 13 Democrats...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

JUNEAU - Parents would be able to monitor pesticide use in schools, parks and other public places under legislation proposed by an Anchorage lawmaker. At a luncheon hosted by Alaska Community Action on Toxics to explain the bill, Rep.
Lawmakers confused over oil tax numbers

...the important issues at The plan passed the House Oil and Gas committee after being presented as bringing in more money...than the normal state financial analysis. House Oil and Gas Committee Chairman Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, said there...
Alaska Legislature enters third stage of oil tax review

...lot like the governor's bill," said Gatto. He said he'd like to reinsert the tax rate removed by the House Oil and Gas Committee last weekend. The oil industry says that increasing the taxes for the second straight year could create an unstable...
Corruption probe boosts tax support

...position, to show their importance: A Senate president, a former House speaker, a Rules Committee chairman, an Oil and Gas Committee chairman, an influential Finance Committee member, he said. Kelly's references appear to be to former Reps...
Legislature guts Palin's oil tax bill

A state Senate and House committee separately put Gov. Sarah Palin on notice Saturday: no new taxes. The committees gutted her oil tax bill, stripping out the most divisive section, an increase on net profits taxes from 22.5 percent to 25 percent.
State disputes claims about tax instability

...Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and in the past for the state tax division and the oil industry. Porter told the House Oil and Gas Committee that the 2005 action was not a tax change. "A tax change occurs when you change the regulations or the statute...
Indictments may be downfall of tax

...after Gara and others introduced a similar bill in the House of Representatives, but it never got out of the House Oil and Gas Committee, chaired by oil industry ally, former Rep. Vic Kohring. House leaders removed Kohring from his chairmanship...


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