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My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...Road. We can't afford $700 million a year in tax credits paid directly to oil companies if we are going to keep an oil law that gets Alaskans less production tax revenue than we pay out.And here's something to chew on: It's a fact that...
Not the time for new office building for legislators

With $2 billion less in oil revenue this year - and continuing deficits are far as one can see (the new GOP oil law is won't allow surpluses in the near or long term) - now is not the time to build a vastly expanded Office Building for Anchorage...
My Turn: SB21 makes Alaskans 'junior partners'

...About $12 million in ads isn't tellilng you about how oil investment grew vastly - by over 50 percent - under the prior oil law, ACES. Ad folks who are paid to mislead claim the new law is "turning around" a non-existent ACES investment "decline...
Letter: Restore oil tax, schools funding

...year.Want more about what those slick oil company ads aren't telling you? The state admits that under Parnell's new oil law, production spirals downwards 45 percent, from 510,000 barrels/day today to 269,000 barrels in 2024. The damaging...
Spin can't change fact that the war is about oil

...scholar for the Institute of Policy Studies, "President Bush and his oil cohorts have worked toward the passage of a new oil law for Iraq that would turn its nationalized oil system over to private foreign corporate control through profit sharing agreements...
Iraq breakthrough

...benchmarks" laid out by President George W. Bush for Iraq in January 2007 still have not been met. There has been no national oil law, no reform of the constitution, no settlement of the dispute over the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk. Violence in Iraq...
My Turn: What'll it take to end war?

...friendly" oil companies, has access to and control of what happens to Iraq's oil. That is what passage of the Iraq oil law is all about. Chandler's suggestion that Petrarca might have been imprisoned or killed under Saddam's regime sounds...


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