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My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...whole debate about ACES really boiled down to the fact they don't like paying taxes. From that perspective, oil company executives aren't at all unique. No one likes taxes, especially Alaskans. According to the Tax Foundation, we've...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...necessarily linked to a boost of high paying jobs. It's wishful thinking (Stockholm Syndrome, perhaps) to credit oil company executives with concern about Alaska's future. It's our responsibility to anticipate and meet challenges as they unfold...
Preliminary education task force report answers few questions

...a joint House and Senate committee. He said a third-party contractor could also be considered."They got oil company executives telling you how to run the state, come on!" Egan said. "I just think we're going in the wrong direction...
House GOP independent on oil tax, budget

...we're off to a good start when no side thinks that it's good," said Pruitt. "You know, you have the (oil company) executives that have struggles, you have the minority that has struggles, and so that's a good sign, because I think...
Dueling superlatives on session

...system would give up hundreds of millions in annual state revenue starting next fiscal year without assurances from oil company executives that they will increase production on the North Slope.Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage...
Former oil executives optimistic about natural gas pipeline bids

ANCHORAGE - Former oil company executives see hopeful signs in the results of bidding for a natural gas pipeline tapping Alaska's North Slope reserves. Sound off on the...
Oil firms urge no change to tax bill

For the second time in two days major oil company executives on Tuesday told Alaska lawmakers that a proposed 20 percent tax on net profits is high enough. They did not directly answer whether...
Senators criticize BP executives

...Thomas Barrett, chief of the Transportation Department's pipeline safety agency, told a Senate hearing at which oil company executives said they hope to present such a plan, possibly this week. "We must be assured that even a temporary limited...
Deck the halls: Mansion to welcome governor, public

...Palin, inaugurated as Alaska's ninth governor Monday in Fairbanks, has meetings this week in Anchorage with oil company executives before her announced arrival in Juneau on Friday. Monday is the traditional open house at the mansion. Fagerstrom...
Big Oil's PR blitz was shameful on the important issues at A front-page article in the Empire the other day had our governor joining with oil company executives in issuing this same threat to the Legislature. It doesn't take a Rhodes scholar to figure out whose interests...


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