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Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...Walker's decision on the smaller companies that the state has been trying to attract in an effort to stem the decline in oil production. She said she looks forward to discussions on the credit issue and Alaska's fiscal future.Revenue Commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record revenues for the state. Six months later, the price had fallen to $40 per barrel before climbing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-smaller-pfd-check-nudge-right
Opinion
My Turn: Alaskans are ready for budget solutions

...of it. The model allowed us to wipe out oil tax credits but did not account for the loss of investment dollars and oil production that would result. Similarly, adding a personal income tax would reduce Alaskans' ability to spend money in the economy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-09/my-turn-alaskans-are-ready-budget-sol
Opinion
Road used to haul oil supplies reopens after flooding

...fully shut off since its airport remained open. BP, among the major North Slope operators, was not affected in its oil production, according to spokeswoman Dawn Patience.Gov. Bill Walker twice issued disaster declarations in response to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/road-used-haul-oil-supplies-reopens-aft
State
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...billion in wages in the Puget Sound region. According to a report conducted by the University of Alaska, offshore oil production in Alaska, all told, could produce 35,000 jobs and add billions of dollars to state and national tax bases. Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/my-turn-sullivan-alaska-washington-st
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...government is to draw from general fund revenue - money that comes in each year from leases of oil and mineral rights, oil production revenues, license fees and so forth. But when those revenues are insufficient to cover the cost of government...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/alaska-editorial-reserve-transfer-wou
Opinion
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...fix today. Unfortunately, this major reduction in oil production has largely been masked until now by higher oil prices...Fund earnings and working to maintain or increase oil production. After all, that's something we can influence...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-28/my-turn-oil-tax-myths
Opinion
Northrim: Oil tax credits will pay off

...us well," he said."Mega-wells" like Point Thompson are 30-year investments, he added.Predictions for oil production over the next couple years are expected to be about 550,000 barrels, Edwards said, with price as a driver. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-09/northrim-oil-tax-credits-will-pay
Local
My Turn: SB 21 raiding Alaska's savings

...regulatory authority over, our resources. Please call and e-mail your representative and demand a return to equitable oil production taxation. SB 21 constitutes a raid on Alaska's savings accounts. Don't wait until they are depleted to voice your...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-17/sb-21-raiding-alaskas-savings
Opinion
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...to share oil proceeds with municipalities.Though oil production was years away, the state netted more than $900...prevent an addition next year, too.As North Slope oil production declines, the state's oil revenue will continue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
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