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Elections should be for people

...need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the oil tax referendum, almost all from the oil industry and about $15 million was spent on the U.S. Senate race, most from major corporations or individuals who made their...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-20/elections-should-be-people
Letters
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

JUNEAU - BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BP's business in Alaska will be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/bp-alaska-plans-layoffs-following-hilco
State
The history of oil wealth

...that Alaska has a wealth of oil, there have been debates about how best to spread that wealth between the state and oil industry. Alaskans will vote on Tuesday on whether to repeal the fifth tax regime since the oil boom of the 1970s.The state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/history-oil-wealth
State
Vote 'Yes' to have the final say

...and the deeper question that lies behind it: Who shall have the say in Alaska?If Ballot Measure 1 is defeated, the oil industry will, once and for all, have the say. Almost all the oil wealth will be taken by them, and taken away by them...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-19/vote-yes-have-final-say
Letters
My Turn: After the decision on Prop 1, Alaskans are in a win-win situation

...the good news for Alaskans?The oil industry is now on record promising big...who will not pledge to hold the oil industry accountable for broken promises...same high standards as we hold the oil industry and every other industry in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-26/my-turn
Opinion
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...extraction of promises from the oil industry that were not made during the Senate...statements that were made by the oil industry and by their supporters, and I...government revenue comes from the oil industry.McGuire said she's willing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/oil-tax-opponents-vow-monitor-industry-
State
Vote 'No' to support a strong tax structure

...already occurring in the Fairbanks area with our local businesses that directly or indirectly support the North Slope oil industry. If we hope to have a chance at changing the decline of oil revenue in our state we need to apply a common sense strategy...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-19/vote-no-support-strong-tax-structure
Letters
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...orbits.The companies that launch satellites need contractors, and they would turn to Alaskans, much as Alaska's oil industry is served by a family tree of oilfield service companies.Unfortunately, Alaska's aerospace dream stubbed its toe...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/empire-editorial-waking-alaskas-aeros
Opinion
From the classroom to the campaign trail

...lieutenant governor.Q: You support the repeal of SB21. What do you see as the biggest issue plaguing Alaska's oil industry?A: I feel the biggest issue is transparency. We need to require that oil companies provide cost and revenues for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/classroom-campaign-trail
Local
My Turn: Bill Walker is now a target

...have primarily represented Alaska's municipalities. So is the incumbent governor, who primarily represented the oil industry in oil spill litigation and as a lobbyist. Bill is a lifetime NRA member and has never supported restrictions on gun...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-22/my-turn-0
Opinion

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