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My Turn: Making a sustainable and responsible PFD

...Alaskans, including Gov. Jay Hammond and legislators, realized that the temptation to spend every penny of future oil and gas revenue would be too powerful to resist. The answer was to set aside a portion for future needs.The premise was to turn...
Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

A measure to give Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast is advancing in...would give Alaska 15 percent of federal offshore oil and gas revenue between 2016 and 2026. Half of that - 7.5 percent...
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...coming months, something's got to give. There just isn't enough money in the state to make up for the drop in oil and gas revenue.With that in mind, we encourage peninsula residents to take public officials up on their invitations to provide...
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is trying once again to get Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast.Last week, she introduced the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale Act to the Senate...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...revenue stream and as the PUF value grew the bond cap limit was raised to 30 percent of the PUF corpus in 1984.Oil and gas revenue grew. In that same year voters approved another constitutional amendment creating a separate higher education account...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...state should treat tribes as sovereign and work more closely with them. HJR4The federal government should share oil and gas revenue from drilling on the outer continental shelf (beyond 3 miles from shore) with nearby states. HJR5The Academy of...
State | AK legislature
Revenue forecast met with mixed reactions

...nearly 90 percent of the state's unrestricted revenue.The forecast calls for a nearly $2 billion decrease in oil and gas revenue over the next year with the decline slowing in the years following.
State | Local
Senate rejects income tax

...taxes, and he also continued his regular attacks on the North Slope Borough, which he contends siphons off too much oil and gas revenue at state expense. Republicans also complained about the regressive nature of the income tax, which would apply...
Hearings examine issues surrounding gas pipeline

...decisions and on local hire issues, he said. However, others believe state government already is too dependent on oil and gas revenue and should focus elsewhere for economic development, he said.
My Turn: Head tax proponents misguided

...their money elsewhere. Alaska has financial problems because our wealth-producing industries are in decline. Oil and gas revenue is down. Commercial fishing is being squeezed by fish farms and declining stocks. Loggers and miners are an endangered...


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