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My Turn: Alaska first, not the Koch Brothers or Karl Rove

...laws they crafted. Nothing unusual about that, many politicians nowadays do; look at those who benefited from oil tax legislation in the Alaska Legislature and administration.As to the "other" Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage, he plays the...
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...slope. This equates to the possibility of 1,800 jobs. On the other hand, revenues generated under ACES (the oil tax legislation replaced by SB 21) and spent on public projects - new schools, roads and critical infrastructure - provided jobs...
Juneau legislators recap 2013 session at Chamber

...hope. Let's see what happens. Let's see how this works out."Although she struck a conciliatory tone on the oil tax legislation she vocally opposed during the session, Kerttula affirmed that she will support efforts for a referendum on repealing...
Oil investment - bring it on, and hopefully it's only a start

...This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Bring it onWhatever one's position on the state's oil-tax legislation, BP Alaska's Sunday announcement that it will bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016 is welcome...
Another senator doubtful on ending oil tax progressivity

...reform bill through the Senate and signed into law. This year appears to represent his best opportunity yet to pass oil tax legislation, as a unified Republican majority now controls the Senate, with two Democrats caucusing alongside them.? Contact...
Alaska editorial: If oil drops, we'll have to help pay for services

...dividend. Higher oil taxes would help delay that day of reckoning. One of the more interesting debate points over the oil tax legislation is not how much money the state would take in at high prices, but how the state would fare if prices ever dropped...
Dueling superlatives on session

...years," Parnell said, responding to a reporter's question about how he will gauge the effectiveness of his oil tax legislation. "That's what I'm looking for. And what that translates into remains to be seen. But the testimony was that we...
Weyhrauch pleads guilty to working with unregistered lobbyists

...Weyhrauch had phone conversations with Allen discussing oil tax legislation. On May 8 those were repeated, and the gas pipeline...met Smith and Allen discussing VECO's preferred oil tax legislation. Weyhrauch knew that Smith and Allen were not registered...
Cowdery will not seek re-election

...vice president, Rick Smith, testified that Cowdery was among five lawmakers he bribed for favorable influence on oil tax legislation. Smith did not elaborate on his allegation. That prompted Gov. Sarah Palin and other lawmakers to question whether...
Kohring guilty of corruption

...Alaska politics. Allen and Smith have testified that they badly wanted the Alaska Legislature in 2006 to approve new oil tax legislation, known as the Petroleum Production Tax, or PPT. The measure, promoted as a way to provide a stable tax climate...


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