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Walker's opening choices are hard ones "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...
Senators preparing for oil tax bill vote

A proposal to reduce oil production taxes in Alaska - a move proponents argue is needed to make the state "competitive" with other major oil-producing jurisdictions...
GOP representative confident oil tax reform will pass this year

...for the caucus during this legislative session, with one representative expressing confidence that a bill to cut oil production taxes will pass this spring.Rep. Eric Feige, R-Chickaloon, noted that many freshman legislators campaigned on...
Pipeline proposal may fall to wayside this session

...wayside this session as debates over spending and whether to cut oil production taxes take center stage. Despite the sense of urgency that bill sponsors...he says, the priority is on pushing legislation that would cut oil production taxes.
Regional News
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...
Division wants spill-prevention fund

...the account would still need money from the general fund, Ryan said.The Legislature last year passed a cut in oil-production taxes in the hope it would lead to more production. In a recent report, the Department of Environmental Conservation...
State | AK legislature
Oil and gas executives hail project agreement as significant

...would "press for and win significant concessions on oil taxes."The Legislature last year passed a cut in oil production taxes, which the companies spoke in favor of. Parnell said Wednesday that a healthy oil industry is needed to allow...
Committee begins hearings on oil tax plan

...officials testifying Tuesday before a Senate committee that began working on Gov. Sean Parnell's plan to cut oil production taxes.Parnell has proposed overhauling Alaska's oil tax structure, with the goal of making Alaska more competitive...
Parnell issues 'action alert' over oil tax bill

...The proposal reduces the effective tax rate at most oil prices and flattens the percentage the state takes in oil production taxes at different price levels. It is the third attempt by Parnell to reform Alaska's oil tax system."Senate Bill...
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...Butcher's resignation letter was dated Tuesday.Butcher was the public face of Parnell's failed effort to rollback oil production taxes in 2011 and 2012, with some lawmakers complaining during his confirmation vote in 2011 that he hadn't provided...


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