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Budget cuts cut vulnerable populations the deepest

...for nearly eight years now. It's a land of plenty! We weathered the Great Recession! But now with low oil prices, oil tax scenarios that require an advanced degree and a graphing calculator and limited production of the Alaska economy's lifeblood...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2015-03-31/budget-cuts-cut-v
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...reserve account, the pool from which annual dividends for most Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also could revisit the oil tax issue, something Democratic Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski brought up in interviews after Teal's presentation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...on oil revenues to fund state government, and the trans-Alaska pipeline is its economic lifeline. Alaska changed its oil tax structure in 2013, in hopes it would lead to more production. The state currently faces projected multibillion-dollar...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...production and overspending - not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders...a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production...It also keeps Alaskans employed.Oil tax reform was a very long and difficult...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Correction

...Finally, the article mistakenly said Gov. Bill Walker wrote in an opinion piece that the state has paid out more in oil tax credits than it has made in tax revenues under SB21. He more accurately wrote that the state expects to pay out more in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/correction
Local
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean...Finance Committee that changing the oil tax structure again is not on the governor's...administration's response to (the issue of oil tax credits) was somewhat wrong," Kelly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...billion per year to the state of Alaska at peak production. Even in a historic oil price slump and after changes to the oil tax code, the revenue from ANWR crude would be double that 13-year-old estimate.We admire the president's intent when...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...production credits than it takes in in oil taxes this year, Walker said he is not planning to reopen the oil tax debate.He said the credit issue...Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the oil tax system is out of balance, but he's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/legislature-begins-session-expected-foc
State
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil...he did not intend to introduce legislation to change the oil tax if elected but said if the Legislature proposed changes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...combination of tax breaks and credits, and a tax structure that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion

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