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My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

...treatment facilities in Alaska was "unwarranted." Alaska's North Slope was in harvest mode decades before ACES and oil profits were deliberately removed from Alaska. Decline started in 1989 and ACES was enacted in 2007; it's not responsible...
My Turn: SB21 makes Alaskans 'junior partners'

...partnership with oil companies, not the junior partnership SB21 creates. Oil companies that made handsome annual Alaska oil profits under ACES - roughly $2 billion each year - apparently can't afford to tell you this truth.SB21 produces a steep...
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...does not require investment in the state to qualify for tax credits. In effect, SB21 gives control of a share of our oil profits to private companies with the hope they will invest in the state and that will somehow trickle down into our economy.Supporters...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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