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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/my-turn-why-i-vetoed-200-million-oil-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...oil prices, low oil production and overspending - not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen...long-term economic future. It also keeps Alaskans employed.Oil tax reform was a very long and difficult process, with thousands...

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

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-07/trade-oil-tax-credits-medicaid
Letters
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...visibly in conversations regarding oil tax policy.And naturally enough. After...cured if only we just changed our oil tax policy (again) isn't beneficial...we would have under ACES, the old oil tax regime.This misconception is repeated...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-28/my-turn-oil-tax-myths
Opinion
State releases oil tax regs

...oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska's new oil tax law.The law championed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed...Alaskans will get to vote next summer on whether to repeal the oil tax law in a referendum. Kerttula, a critic of the new law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-03/state-releases-oil-tax-regs
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/empire-editorial-walkers-tax-credit-c
Opinion
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...lobbying for Senate Bill 21, the oil tax regime proposed by former Gov. Sean...is expected to pay $700 million in oil tax credits this year, while only taking...Legislature refuses to revisit our oil tax structure even though we are experiencing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-10/my-turn-legislature-should-mirror-big
Opinion
Senators preparing for oil tax bill vote

...yet to debate Senate Bill 21, the oil tax reform proposal. The bill was not...senators have been critical of the oil tax proposal in at least one of its incarnations...the Senate for opposing Parnell's oil tax proposal, and that most of it this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-15/senators-preparing-oil-tax-bill-vote
State
Senate passes oil tax bill aimed at production hike

...days after an overhaul of Alaska's oil tax structure stalled in the Senate's...special session if the Senate passed an oil tax bill in the Legislature's last days...represents the Senate's best stab at oil tax changes in a session in which it delved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-15/senate-passes-oil-tax-bill-aimed-produc
State

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