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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
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
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
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Egan: 'I can't believe it'

...then the atmosphere in the Capitol has changed markedly with new Gov. Sean Parnell, along with a further influx of oil dollars that has provided money to solve problems. Neither of Juneau's two House members found themselves with a challenger...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060210/loc_647846122.shtml
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Democrats using Longevity Bonus to score political points

...Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the original program unconstitutional in 1984 and, with the state awash in oil dollars at that time, the Legislature threw participation open to anyone over the age of 65. Once again the Legislature and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120903/opi_opinion.shtml
Opinion
Conservation bill may have grown too much

...relief. For politicians seeking to bolster their environmental credentials, CARA, with its painless divvy of federal oil dollars, represents an easy ``green'' vote. Individually, the Fairbanks News-Miner finds no fault with the programs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_editorial.html
Opinion
Mu Turn: Juneau: Alaska's most homeless city

...affordable" housing has been a fact of life in Juneau for most of our history. The Gold Rush, the War, the flush of oil dollars (and the ensuing state government boom) kept housing at a premium and access to decent rental housing limited. Good...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112610/opi_741884070.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...relief. For politicians seeking to bolster their environmental credentials, CARA, with its painless divvy of federal oil dollars, represents an easy ``green'' vote. Individually, the Fairbanks News-Miner finds no fault with the programs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_editorial.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
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