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Empire Editorial: PFD shouldn't be guaranteed

...would guarantee residents continue getting their share of oil profits now and long into the future - that we can get behind...purposes.As Alaskans, we like getting our share of oil profits. But we also like not paying a state income tax. In...
The Governor's oil tax cut plan will damage Alaska's economy "oppressive" to our major oil companies. Conoco has earned an average of roughly $2 billion/yr. in Alaska oil profits. Exxon and BP don't reveal their Alaska profits but Exxon has testified their profits are similar to Conoco's...
Oil tax bill heard in House and Senate Resources

...oil production, with booms in North Dakota, Texas and elsewhere. He said the state's relatively large share of oil profits, especially when oil prices are high, is a leading cause of that."When you combine that with how expensive it is...
Parnell's oil tax numbers don't add up

The U.S. Department of Interior published a worldwide comparative analysis of taxes on oil profits. (Profits: Distributable cash remaining after production and shipping costs are paid.) It placed Louisiana's tax at 85 percent...
Empire Editorial: Pass an oil tax on its own merits

...appears to have contracted cabin fever, just in time for summer. Members' bickering about the proposed tax rate on oil profits rose with the sun's late arrival in Juneau last week, and they made it clear they would rather go home than settle...
Big Oil reaps $5 billion in the last year

...oil company profits and taxes was more than twice the size of last year's. The industry reported $3.1 billion in oil profits and paid $2.4 billion in state taxes. The report was given to Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, who requested the...
Big oil profits prompt talk of revised tax structure in state

Oil company profits on Alaska operations are heating up discussions that the state should be getting a bigger share.
Federal spending joins oil to stabilize state's finances

...Equitable Share Act, passed under the leadership of former Gov. Sarah Palin, with getting the state a fair share of its oil profits as its passage coincided with the run up in oil prices. The Alaska Oil and Gas Association disputed that, saying ACES...
My Turn: Gov. Murkowski and the Legislature are causing harm to many Alaskans

...70 million to $100 million in severance tax breaks allowed on our most profitable satellite oil fields. A windfall oil profits tax would let Alaskans share more fairly in billions of dollars in profit that oil companies make when, as now, crude...
Four try long-shot chance to be governor

...Green Party earlier this year. Benson says she supports a comprehensive health care plan for all residents and a new oil profits tax to fill the state's budget gap. "First and foremost, I would want to apply a windfall profits tax on oil that...


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