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Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...still riding with the momentum from a surge of new activity following the Legislature's approval of a revamped oil production tax in 2013.Work continuing this winter includes the $4 billion Point Thomson gas and condensate project east of Prudhoe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...and their neighbors fought for statehood so Alaskans could control our resources. I think we can all agree that an oil production tax that nets negative returns to the state does not meet Alaska's constitutional mandate to develop our resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion
My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?

...needs to diversify its revenue base at the earliest as almost 90 percent of its general fund revenues come from oil (production tax, petroleum property tax, corporate income tax, royalties from state-owned lands), and as over 50 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-11/my-turn-where-will-alaska-and-us-be-3
Opinion
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...1.2 billion the following year.One of the biggest political debates in recent years was over the state's oil production tax. The tax was overhauled in 2013, a change that critics said amounted to a giveaway to oil companies.But Burnett...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/state-faces-35b-deficit-amid-lower-oil-
State
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...an "owner-state," not giving in to the whims of industry.Industry groups that supported the rollback of oil production taxes championed by Parnell and his efforts to advance a liquefied natural gas project are anxious to see how the incoming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/walkers-opening-choices-are-hard-ones
State
Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...tallying votes cast in Tuesday's statewide primary. Ballot Measure 1, which would have repealed the state's oil production tax reform, appears to be bound for failure.With all 441 precincts reporting results, "No" was outpacing "Yes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/juneau-shouts-yes-alaska-screams-no
State | Local
The history of oil wealth

...publication of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Institute of Social and Economic Research, "Comparing Alaska's Oil Production Taxes: Incentives and Assumptions" by Matthew Berman.MAPA was presented to Alaskans as an answer for declining drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/history-oil-wealth
State
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...GOP powerbrokers.The other high-profile question on the ballot is a referendum to overturn the state's new oil production tax. Supporters of the new system see the tax cuts as a way to boost investment and production, while critics deem...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/us-senate-race-draws-focus-alaska-prima
State
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...operated by ConocoPhillips and North Star field operated by BP began producing.Passage of a change in the state's oil production tax in 2013, in Senate Bill 21, is being credited for increased activity on the Slope, but a leading critic of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10/big-oil-almost-erases-decline-fy-2014
State
My Turn: Be careful what you vote for

...Measure 1, voters should be very careful about believing everything they read. A "yes" vote will reverse the new oil production tax of Senate Bill 21 and put the Sarah Palin-era ACES back in place. A "no" vote will retain SB21. Proponents...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-08/my-turn-be-careful-what-you-vote
Opinion

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