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My Turn: Stay optimistic, vote no on 1

...faced in decades. We understand all too well that oil tax reform is an Alaska issue, not an oil company issue.The oil industry tax base pays for 90 percent of Alaska's general fund to operate the government. It's the source of revenue for our...
Gubernatorial candidates wage end push

...Sarah Palin recently endorsed Walker instead of Parnell, her former lieutenant governor who backed a reduced state oil-industry tax system that replaced Palin's signature system established with the help of Democratic lawmakers.Parnell, who...
Walker ousts Parnell

...governor in his bid for re-election, endorsing Walker over Parnell, who championed the dismantling of increased oil industry taxes that were a signature part of Palin's time as governor.If Parnell had won re-election, he would have been...
Lawmakers: Hike oil taxes

...along with a broad-based tax and along with a comprehensive review in restructuring the oil industry taxes." He said the state's oil industry taxes are antiquated and prevent the government from cashing in on shareholders' windfall profits...
Senate OKs $2.4 billion for projects

...University of Alaska Southeast's Lena Port facility. Propping up the budget is $335 million in earnings from an oil industry tax settlement invested in the Alaska Permanent Fund and known as Amerada Hess. The settlement earns about $30 million...
House spending tamed at $2.28 billion

...savings account or future revenue from the Alaska Permanent Fund. But it does take $60 million from earnings of an oil industry tax settlement invested in the permanent fund - known as Amerada Hess - to spend roads. The Senate lobbied hard this...
Fishing industry is a contributor

...may account for his penchant for supporting legislation reducing state revenues by cutting royalties and granting oil industry tax breaks. Mr. Bunde's attempt to compare extraction of non-renewable resources with the sustainable harvest of...
Parnell: Trip gave insight on oil expectations

...passed tax plan.Critics, however, called the trip a junket, saying Parnell was trying to build support for the oil industry tax cut. There is a citizen-backed effort underway aimed at repealing the plan."I understand there are those in...
Obama strikes a gusher of truth

...Congressional Republicans - the party of low taxes and free markets - however, continue to fight to retain every oil industry tax break, refusing to even consider or comprehend their hypocrisy. For example, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, who...
New Permanent Fund plan on the table

...taxes, Hudson said. ``We are looking at everything from sales taxes to income taxes to motor fuel taxes to oil (industry) taxes.'' ``As soon as we get the other legs of the table put together, we will then unveil our proposal,'' Hudson...


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