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Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...oil and gas production credits than it takes in in oil taxes this year, Walker said he is not planning to reopen the oil tax debate.He said the credit issue may be addressed in this session, but he said that may not involve legislation. Several...
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

...reporter Richard Mauer titled, "'Facts' are debatable in oil tax warfare."Mauer described how both sides of the oil tax debate relied on Department of Revenue forecasts of oil production and tax revenue to support their arguments. But the...
Revenue forecast met with mixed reactions

...2013 Revenue Forecast Wednesday prompted quick interpretations from both sides of the More Alaska Production Act and oil tax debate.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, pointed to a projected $10 billion increase in companies' investment in Alaska...
State | Local
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...confirmation vote in 2011 that he hadn't provided them with all the information they'd requested related to the oil tax debate or that he wasn't up for the job.He played a far less public role on the oil tax issue this past session, when...
Floor of Alaska Senate breaks out into oil tax debate

JUNEAU - The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday. Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a special order, which is when members speak on issues of their own choosing.
State | AK legislature
Good for the state

...waters, for the maximum benefit of its people."While Stedman has been under intense political pressure during the oil tax debates, even the most strident supporters of Parnell's oil-tax roll-back proposal haven't questioned Stedman's...
Lawmaker reignites oil tax debate

An influential state senator introduced a bill Friday that would undo key parts of the multi-billion dollar tax increases for oil producers enacted by the Legislature during a recent special session.
Ensure stability - study oil tax reduction carefully The mechanics of that tax system and the level of government take derived from it are front and center in the oil tax debate. It is a one-time payment for the removal of the people's resource. According to the Department of Revenue's...
New special session has new distractions

When Alaska lawmakers return for a special session starting July 12, the administration hopes changes they are making to a natural gas pipeline contract will encourage them to agree on an oil-tax bill and other issues.
Oil tax debate shifts

A new phrase is being heard in the corridors and committee rooms of the Alaska Capitol this week.


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