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Former Alaska oil industry official ends probation

...attempting to influence the political process in Alaska by buying off politicians who were examining rewriting state oil tax laws.Allen was a government witness in a wide-reaching corruption case that led to lawmakers and corporate officials...
Success is never ours to define

...It's more likely the Governor remembers the abbreviated lives of past political triumphs regarding the state's oil tax laws. Frank Murkowski pushed through the Petroleum Profits Tax in 2006 only to see Sarah Palin replace it less than two years...
Gov.: Lawmakers can see contract after passing tax

...for the new taxation, the governor said he prefers legislators pass his proposal now and make changes later to the oil tax laws when lawmakers review the gas pipeline contract. "Whatever they do on PPT (petroleum production tax), they're...
Another special session possible

...night, leaving two historic items on the table: a proposal to earn billions of dollars more for the state by rewriting oil tax laws and amendments to the Stranded Gas Development Act that may lead to a deal to build with three producers a $19 billion...
Lt. gov. candidates look beyond office

...a pipeline to deliver North Slope natural gas to markets in Canada and the Midwest. The state is also rewriting its oil tax laws to get a better return on its resources during an era of high oil prices. Parnell is a commercial contract attorney...
VECO executives upped donations in past two years

...production tax." The Legislature passed the petroleum production tax last month, a major rewrite of the state's oil tax laws that will base production taxes on the net profits of each oil company's Alaska operations. Offices raided in Juneau...
My Turn: Will Legislature beef up oil tax?

...meeting of the Senate Resources Committee, listening and taking notes on the administration's plan for revisions to the oil tax laws. In my mind, even the make-up of the Resources Committee itself doesn't bode well for effective change for Alaskans...
Oil tax rates: the strange case of Norway

...there to discuss tax policy. The second was the announcement on May 6 that Norway had decided to make a change to its oil tax laws. Now, I don't know whether the governor was responsible for the May 6th tax change. But I like to imagine that...
Gov. Parnell considers oil tax tweak

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Sean Parnell is reviewing state oil tax laws implemented under Sarah Palin's administration. Parnell said Wednesday he asked the Department of Revenue to see if any "tweaks...


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