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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
Letter: Taking from dividends beyond corrupt

...jeopardize our Permanent Fund Dividend to do that. That's the new GOP plan. There's a law on the books capping state oil tax credit payments in low oil revenue years. They're supposed to be capped at $91 million next year. Instead, the GOP...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-31/letter-taking-dividends-beyond-corrup
Letters
My Turn: House Minority's priorities reflect its values

...indicated are on hold for further review. In addition, our coalition has proposed deferring some of the $700 million in oil tax credits that are expected to be paid out this next year. This deferral does not make the liability go away. Rather...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-house-minoritys-priorities-re
Opinion
Pass a full years budget

...Remember, this is the same bunch that supported the oil tax giveaway. And now, as predicted, they want to raid our...this happen. But no. These folks believe in giving Big Oil tax credits, so we can give our oil away for free.Mind you...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-24/pass-full-years-budget
Letters
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
Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...given the huge deficits the state faces amid low oil prices, and have resisted minority proposals, such as revisiting oil tax credits, to help offset Democratic proposals. Coghill said the Senate is willing to be flexible but that needs to work...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/impasse-remains-few-lawmakers-return
State
My Turn: SB 21 raiding Alaska's savings

...same $50 per barrel PTV. This is the picture before SB 21 credits exploration and development costs at 45 percent.The oil tax giveaway in SB 21 includes a virtual reverse Ponzi scheme wherein Alaskans owe the oil companies on the North Slope $0...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-17/sb-21-raiding-alaskas-savings
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
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
Legislature neglecting Alaskans

...advertising to remind us that they're one of us.As a state, we spent the previous two years arguing over the fairness of our oil tax policy, first in the Legislature, and then at the ballot box. The oil companies held a virtual gun to the head of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-11/legislature-neglecting-alaskans
Letters

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