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Oil collapse tests US colleges as donors dry up

AUSTIN, Texas - It's easy to see what oil money means to the University of Texas. Tuition hasn't budged in three years because of gushing wells in the Permian Basin. More...
Art History: Sybil Davis and Ken DeRoux

...the creation of other groups? What about the influx of oil money during this time?KD: Sybil can better answer this...for both the state and city. And yes, the influx of oil money expanded and supported the art scene, just as it did...
Most Alaskans to get nearly $2,072 each in oil money

ANCHORAGE - Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...receiving a share of state business taxes collected in their area, but the new program promised them a cut of this new oil money, too.By the end of the 1970s oil was flooding through the trans-Alaska Pipeline System and revenue was piling up...
State | AK legislature
Letter: Alaskans can't afford to give away oil money

Alaska's leaders fought for statehood all through the 1950s because our state was undeveloped but had great potential given our natural resources. During those years, we watched as Outside interests exploited our fisheries resources.
Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

ANCHORAGE - It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.
Online petition protests university leader bonus

...campus, she said."It just seems so poorly timed," Anahita said. "If this was the '80s, and we were flush with oil money, sure, give him a bonus, thank him for his service. We're not flush with money, though."The petition had 429...
Letter: Alaska doesn't own oil companies

...Proposition 1 this August along with many Alaskans of all political stripes. It will be an uphill fight - going against big oil money, who probably figure their dollars are money well spent. Millions spent for billions in return. One of their main tag...
Letter: Revenue for the state

Years ago, when the big oil money began rolling in a lovely tide, both the state sales tax and income tax were eliminated. Now we are becoming inundated with the...
Pioneering woman in politics reflects

...Fairbanks since statehood. She served three terms when representatives were still elected at-large.Smith said the oil money had really started rolling in back in 1978, describing politics of the time as being "blood and guts.""No" was a...
State | Local


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