Refine Search

Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...overreact.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the oil tax system is out of balance, but he's not planning an oil tax bill this session. "I guess it's a political balancing act of when and if the administration wants to deal with it...
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 numbers...
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: The new budget

...giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later."The representatives are wrong in claiming "now that the new oil tax bill is in effect, revenue forecasts show revenue is nearly $2 billion less than previously expected." Actually, the...
My Turn: Alaska must strengthen its conflict of interest policies voicing an objection. This is what happened during the 2013 legislative session, before the vote on SB21, the oil tax bill. Two senators who have an employment history with ConocoPhillips stood up on the senate floor and declared their conflicts...
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...working relationships with a new governor.Stedman, who disagreed with Gov. Sean Parnell on the governor's signature oil tax bill, which was narrowly maintained in the primary election, will get the opportunity to work with a governor who disagreed...
Oil tax bill would have immediate fiscal impact

...long advocated for a simpler system. He said expects an oil tax bill, of some kind, to pass this year. The charge for legislators...including Alaskans and companies.___The governor's oil tax bill is SB21 on the Senate side and HB72 on the House side...
AOGA has problems with Parnell oil tax bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska Oil and Gas Association is raising concerns with Gov. Sean Parnell's plan to overhaul the state's oil tax structure.
Oil tax testimony in Capitol

...still reviewing S.B. 21, she said, "We absolutely support the guiding principles the governor has outlined for an oil tax bill."Petro argued that even if an oil tax cut costs the state money, it may be a necessary expenditure to spur increased...
My Turn: Oil tax cut means state income or sales tax more likely

...told me, if it leads to more Alaskan jobs, more wells, more oil in the pipeline.Unfortunately, the governor's oil tax bill does nothing to assure more investment on the North Slope. Worse, it hastens the day when you will be told you must...
Parnell: Focus on progressivity 'takes things out of context'

...opinion, common sense, expert testimony, all the things that are in defiance of the governor's current version of his oil tax bill," Ellis said.Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, a former oilfield worker who has been among the Alaska Democratic...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback