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Juneau reps not sold on oil tax reform proposal

...Both bills do away with the system known as progressivity, which allows for a gradually increasing tax rate as oil prices increase."I think, overall, it's a better bill than the bill that the governor originally introduced," Munoz said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...rebut Mr. Bush to know that our economic well-being faces new challenges in the next administration. Sharp oil-price increases, the military rise of China, the collapse of Mideast peace talks and the continuing deterioration in the U.S. health-care...
Alcohol vs. marijuana

...good-old-boy feeding trough long enough to do what your paid for. Alaska has a serious economic problem. Luckily oil price increases have given us a reprieve. Step up to the plate, and do your job. We are tired of smoke and mirrors. Bruce Morgan...
Democrats introduce plan to plug Alaska's fiscal gap

...oil prices of more than $20 per barrel. The bill uses a formula that would increase the tax proportionately with oil price increase, with a cap of 25 percent. The measure also would reduce the severance tax if oil prices dipped below $16 per...
Senators preparing for oil tax bill vote

...oil prices are high, from the tax structure.The state take is slightly progressive, but generally flat, as oil prices increase under the bill.Under the bill, according to a fiscal note, the state could lose between $775 million and...
Palin objects as oil price increase bails out the state

U.S. oil prices topped $70 a barrel Tuesday, just months after it had plunged below $30 a barrel and sent the state into deficit.
Alaska editorial: Fuel prices on rise: Good for the state, bad for residents

Recent oil price increases have brought some cheer to state government, but the rising income is again making Alaskans nervous about heating, electricity...
My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families

...far more difficult to explain to low-income Alaskans how their dividend check can shrink more than 50 percent as oil prices increase by 100 percent. Needy Alaskans only know that they depend on the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend as a life preserver...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...consumer price inflation seems a thin reason for Friday's selloff. Much of the extra inflation was related to oil price increases, and these prices are already coming down. If stocks continue to head downward, start-up companies will find...
Oil industry cries foul at tax proposal

...rates should not be pegged to oil tax rates when oil is above $50 per barrel, and the sliding scale kicks in. If oil prices increase drastically because of a disaster and gas prices are unaffected, it would create a heavy tax burden on gas producers...


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