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Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...ordinary Alaskans.So far, so good, but we fear the breakers that can't be seen from the surface.SB 21 offers oil companies tax credits to encourage production. These are part of the reason why SB 21 is also known as the More Alaska Production...
My Turn: Facts emerge in support of YES vote in a bad situation with less oil production and less money per barrel.We learned that SB 21 gives the Big 3 oil companies tax breaks for fields they have already largely developed where incentives are not needed. SB 21 does not seriously...
BP pays Senate candidate's firm more than $1M

...politics.French is a leader in the Senate bipartisan coalition that rejected Gov. Sean Parnell's plan to lower oil company taxes. Parnell and other supporters contend the tax cut is needed as an incentive for producers to drill more wells in...
Empire editorial: Let's track those torpedoes, governor

...Palin's Republican party. How about Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share? Palin's victory with her bill will raise oil company taxes to 25 percent of profits. She said this would bring in a new era of stability. She certainly deflected an era's...
Some questions for Republicans

...other solution than to take our dividends. At the same time, Lisa Murkowski's trying to give big tourist and oil companies tax breaks. These are the only tax breaks that I've seen. On the national level, I've heard The Shrub, Mr. Dubya...
Weyhrauch trail slated for Juneau

...get legal work for his law firm from VECO in 2006 at the same time VECO officials were actively lobbying to lower oil company taxes. The investigation began in 2004. Federal prosecutors allege Weyhrauch tried to get a job performing legal work...
Legislators hear pitch for oil taxes

...said they were dissatisfied with the lack of details. They also questioned whether taking public the idea of the oil companies' taxes was a negotiating tactic by Murkowski. "Obviously the billion dollar question is, what are the rates?" said...
Alaska House committee approves Gov. Sean Parnell's tax cut plan

...there's a lack of available information on how existing tax credits are being used. There's also a lag in audits of oil companies' tax forms dating to 2006 - when the state was under a different tax regime than it is today, he said. Senate President...
Alaska editorial: The big picture: Oil tax reform justified by information at hand

...has not completed highly detailed, final audits of oil company tax payments from the past few years. Without that information...Committee regarding the absence of comprehensive audits of oil company tax returns.But no such comprehensive audits were used...
State needs better argument to bed with BP

...Shill.'' ``Stooge.'' ``Stalking horse.'' ``Flunky.'' ``Flack.'' ``Front man.'' The oil companies' tax dollars pay for what, 85 percent of state government. That is a close enough relationship. Why should one particular...


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