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My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

...Want a few facts showing why the 2013 oil tax rollback pushed by former Gov. Sean...600 million more in state-paid oil tax credits for 2015 and 2016 than we...the table.Those of us who want our oil tax fixed also proposed balanced reforms...
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...the repurchase program, we anticipate credits to total nearly $1.1 billion this year. Unlike most other countries' oil tax systems, Alaska does not have a pre-approval process or criteria for a company to take advantage of the tax credit incentive...
Art, like Nimbus, should inspire conversation

...discussed in great and vigorous detail: favorite sports figures and events, Obamacare, gay marriage, Confederate flags, oil Taxes, nimbus ... Nimbus?Yes. Nimbus. The new SLAM (State Library and Museum) has Nimbus out front for everybody to...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus much sooner and can't tax enough to fund them.On the right, massive new state income taxes and industry killing oil taxes could arrive much faster if spending can't be wound down fast enough - and this year's session is a very bad omen...
Trade oil tax credits for Medicaid

Perhaps a deal can be made with the legislature in allowing the oil companies to have their $200 million in tax credits now in exchange for the Legislature allowing the expanded Medicaid to be put in. This would be a simple trade of this for that.
Empire Editorial: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

Is Alaska's oil tax credit system broken? That's what Gov. Bill Walker said Wednesday after cutting $200 million from $700 million budgeted by...
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...Walker took, hopes to have a discussion on Alaska's oil tax structure overall, not just on credits. Gara has been...discussion that it needs to be looked at first."A fair oil tax structure is the first thing we should do, and then we...
Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...model, at best, will get folks near the ballpark but not in it. When considering the real-life consequences of nixing oil tax credits or instituting a state income tax, we're worried those in attendance might not be seeing the big-picture impact...
My Turn: Alaskans are ready for budget solutions

...believe in the age-old economic theory that when you tax something, you get less 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...
My Turn: Worst session ever?

...state employees. Before we got to this point, House and Senate Democrats pushed to defer payment of over $600 million in oil tax credits to North Slope oil producers until they're legally due. The Republicans pushed back saying we need to honor...


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