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Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...elections and other items on the ballot, including a question that asks voters whether they want to repeal significant oil tax cuts passed last year.Beltrami said having the issue on the primary ballot will likely benefit candidates the union supports...
State | AK legislature
Parnell handles range of questions in online town hall

...JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.During an online...It's meat pizza, by the way.On the issue of the oil tax referendum scheduled for the August primary ballot, Parnell...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Democrats never let good news go to waste frustrated after spending years attacking Gov. Sean Parnell, legislators and oil companies and shrieking about an oil tax "giveaway" that they claimed offered no assurances of increased production or investment.Well too bad for them, because...
Ballot question carries big ramifications

...investment this year is a political move."I think there has been an effort to increase in the short term to keep the oil tax bill in place," said Wielechowski, who has often spoken against SB21. "If you look at next year's oil production...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Separation of Oil and State

...spending is astonishingly out of control. Resources are wasted on duplicative studies, lavish expenditures and excessive oil tax concessions while funding for education, infrastructure and critical services is threatened.Legislation is being steamrolled...
Global, national economics influence Alaska

...of the bill."Still, Conerly is cautious about future prospects of the energy sector in Alaska that's dependent on oil taxes and revenue."It wasn't very long ago that oil was at $40 and even $20," Conerly said. "In the short-run it's...
Local | AK legislature
Letter: Education needs to be bipartisan effort bipartisan again. I'm hopeful we can come together for a bill that at least prevents more cuts. The governor's oil tax giveaway guarantees billion dollar-plus deficits. It is forecast by the state to produce a 40 percent decline in production...
With one week to go, Parnell weighs in on the issues

...minimum wage bill does not pass, the initiative will be on the August ballot along with the repeal effort against the SB21 oil tax plan - a hallmark of Parnell and the 2013 Legislature."If the (minimum wage ) bill is a good idea for an initiative then...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...a bigger LNG project may help bolster state revenues until we see the benefits of new oil production fostered by the oil tax reform passed last year. Either way, AGDC will be representing Alaskans' interests.To get there, we'll need the best...
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...still pending, included putting off state investment until a final investment decision in made on a project; taking oil taxes off the table in contract negotiations; and putting a share of the revenue received from the state's share of royalty...
State | AK legislature


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