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Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

Alaska oil prices are dropping. Last week they hit a low...fiscal year's state budget is based on an oil price of $105.06 per barrel, Gov. Sean...that number will change because of low oil prices until the Department of Revenue releases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...after he dismantled her signature piece of legislation, a tax system that placed higher taxes on the oil industry when oil prices were high.Parnell's campaign spokesman says they aren't commenting.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/palin-backs-independent-candidate-gover
State
Parnell, Walker joust at Soldotna forum

...Myers said.Clift said as a Libertarian she will minimize government and decrease spending, if elected."We know the oil price is down, we are not going to be able to sustain the government that we have going on right now," Clift said.Clift said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-10/parnell-walker-joust-soldotna-forum
State
Letter: JKT the man for the job

...that support of Senate Bill 21 is a "personal," not a political choice.For the future of our gas pipeline, with oil prices at historic highs, we need a legislator who represents Alaska - not the oil companies.Like the Independent Bill Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-11/letter-jkt-man-job
Letters
Budget takes center stage

...We need to put everything on the table ... we need a fiscal plan." He said Alaska can no longer rely on increasing oil prices to cushion its budget."I'm a fiscal conservative," he said. "Yeah, I'm proud of my statements (about the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-30/budget-takes-center-stage
Local
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

...tax credits for investment but contained a progressive surcharge that took a larger tax bite from company profits when oil prices increased.Oil companies lobbied for changes. They said ACES made investment planning uncertain and investment elsewhere...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/alaska-voters-reject-repeal-2013-petrol
State
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...tax credits for investment but contained a progressive surcharge that took a larger tax bite from company profits when oil prices increased.Oil companies said ACES made investment planning uncertain and investment elsewhere more likely.State Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/oil-tax-opponents-vow-monitor-industry-
State
My Turn: Alaskans are and will be better off under SB21

...numbers were with us. While a roller coaster of oil prices made things interesting, oil prices were generally rising and Alaska was seeing the...2008. In the fiscal year that ended that June, oil prices had averaged $96 per barrel and our oil was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-18/alaskans-are-and-will-be-better-under
Opinion
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...Department of Revenue show that at current oil prices and investment levels, SB 21 and...the department last November.If oil prices were to drop to $90 per barrel...if the current $105 per-barrel oil price is assumed, as is the production...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
My Turn: Vote 'No' for Alaska's future

...stopped the drop in the first year under SB21. We flattened the decline curve with new production. And, at current oil prices, the State of Alaska is bringing in more revenue under SB21 than under ACES. There's no "giveaway" - only more production...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-vote-no-alaskas-future
Opinion

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