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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...including adding two drilling rigs, one next year and one in 2016.BP, Exxon and ConocoPhillips all advocated the oil-tax cuts approved by state lawmakers in 2013 as a way to encourage new investment and additional production. The state relies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/bp-alaska-plans-layoffs-following-hilco
State
Walker concerned about gas pipeline

...companies have said long-term certainty on taxes and royalties will be important.The Legislature approved cuts in oil taxes, championed by Parnell as a way to help boost production, in 2013. Voters affirmed that in August, rejecting an attempt...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-14/walker-concerned-about-gas-pipeline
State
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

...90,150 to 81,707, giving the no side a 52.5 percent edge."The results confirm that voters decided to give the oil tax structure a chance to work," said Willis Lyford, spokesman for the Vote No on 1 campaign.Gov. Sean Parnell's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/alaska-voters-reject-repeal-2013-petrol
State
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...as mayor, his campaign signs sat in some yards next to the independent candidate for governor and those supportive of oil tax cuts put in place by the Republican-controlled state Legislature last year. Some people still remember his days as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/embattled-sen-begichs-secret-weapon-ala
State
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...their supporters, and I hope they live up to them," he said.Supporters hailed Parnell's measure under the banner of oil-tax reform. It replaced the former system championed by former Gov. Sarah Palin's "Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/oil-tax-opponents-vow-monitor-industry-
State
Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...That precinct contains a large number of state employees whose jobs may be at risk if state revenue declines under the new oil tax system.The Division of Elections reported distributing 21,767 absentee ballots, and at least 14,000 had been received...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/juneau-shouts-yes-alaska-screams-no
State | Local
Elections should be for people

...least one thing from this primary election - we need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the oil tax referendum, almost all from the oil industry and about $15 million was spent on the U.S. Senate race, most from major...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-20/elections-should-be-people
Letters
Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans

...Measure One, the vote to repeal the state's controversial oil tax reform.The options to repeal and not repeal had been...lead by about 5,000 votes. If "no" wins out, the oil tax reform voted into law in 2013 and set in motion Jan. 1...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-20/election-day-turns-night-sullivans
Local
5 things to know about the primary

...Alaska and whether to reinstate an oil tax system that was a legacy of Sarah Palin's...in debates he participates in.? OIL TAX REPEAL: Ballot Measure 1 asks voters whether they want to repeal the oil tax cuts passed by lawmakers in 2013 and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/5-things-know-about-primary
State
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...why SB 21 is better than ACES, the oil tax program implemented by former Gov...with them: ACES isn't the right oil tax for Alaska.They haven't, however...before, too. When Alaska raised oil taxes following the Exxon Valdez oil spill...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion

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