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Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

...tax burden - $2,500 per capita - and extra spending, according to ISER.It is virtually impossible to replace our oil dollars. To equal what we raise in oil revenues would require an $8,000/ounce tax on gold, a $4,000/person tax on...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-19/oil-critical-alaskas-economy
Opinion
My Turn: Fix ACES, keep Alaska competitive

...over the years have totaled hundreds of millions of dollars. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. (APFC) invests these oil dollars, along with other Fund earnings, with a long-term vision based on a clearly defined mission:"Maximize the value...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-10/my-turn-fix-aces-keep-alaska-competit
Opinion
Dischner, former state commissioner, racketeer dies

...state in 1959. He later became a Juneau businessman and powerful legislative lobbyist for the North Slope Borough as oil dollars flowed into the borough from the trans-Alaska pipeline. In the North Slope Borough scandal, Dischner and his partner...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090303/sta_dischner.shtml
News
State sidesteps recession in '10, stocks up cash reserves

...If escaping the ravages of the national recession in 2010 and bulking up our state treasury reserves with billions in oil dollars are performance measures, it's been a pretty good year for Alaska. There are plenty of challenges out there in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122010/sta_759144534.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...enforcement efforts can come from federal coffers. This kind of state-friendly arrangement helps offset declining oil dollars that will raise the bar for new state-funded programs. To coax Alaska along, the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020299/Ope_edit.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and residential activity. The public sector is also on more solid ground. Alaskans wisely set aside non-renewable oil dollars and created a renewable income though the state's Permanent Fund and the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Today, the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030799/Ope_sedgwickmt.shtml
Getting a share of petroleum pie

...government. The funds for roads we drive, the money that pays teachers' salaries and most funds to build schools are oil dollars, the lifeblood of the government that provides a tremendous array of services. Because we're fortunate to be blessed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110707/opi_20071107015.shtml
Opinion
Juneau residents need to go out, vote

Juneauites continue to complain about "Capital Creep." Yet we only seem to want the oil dollars that fund government jobs and the economy to be here, and not the responsibility of government itself. Democracy is predicated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071107/let_20070711003.shtml
Opinion
Alaska truly needs a safe boating law

...enforcement efforts can come from federal coffers. This kind of state-friendly arrangement helps offset declining oil dollars that will raise the bar for new state-funded programs. To coax Alaska along, the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020299/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Anchorage better able to handle oil slump this time

...cautious and building has slowed. Anchorage's economy has matured from her boisterous youth. But in a state where oil dollars make up 70 percent of state revenue, where about $3.50 of every $10 produced in the state comes from the oil patch...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030199/Loc_slump.html
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