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Letter to the Editor: Tougher action needed on oil

...billion for oil taxes lost due to the proposed Obama wilderness proposal. Meanwhile, he's letting stand the Parnell oil tax policy which gave the oil companies $2 billion. What does Walker not understand about what got him elected and Parnell defeated...
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...revenues tax - it was first called the Petroleum Profits Tax, or PPT, in 2006 - was a fundamental shift in Alaska's oil tax policy. It was proposed by former Gov. Frank Murkowski at the urging of economists in the state Revenue Department who had...
My Turn: Alaska Bankers Association: Vote no on one

...further decline. Our Legislature and administration considered and hotly debated the totality of risk and effect of oil tax policy last year and ultimately settled on SB 21, deciding that the best way forward was to focus on the long-term for...
My Turn: Stay optimistic, vote no on 1

...Slope. Alaskans should give this new tax policy a chance to prove itself, especially when we all agree that the old oil tax policy was a flop. And if SB 21 doesn't deliver - if the oil industry does not invest as planned - we can readjust our...
Alaska in better shape thanks to oil tax reform

...facing economic ruin.While every other oil province has prospered during this era of high oil prices, our failed oil tax policy known as ACES has delivered us billion-dollar deficits. Alaska lost out on the oil boom because our tax policy rendered...
Alaska Chamber details legislative priorities

...five priorities it presented to legislators this year, Rogers said. Opposition to the repeal of Senate Bill 21, oil tax policy changes passed in 2013; comprehensive workers' compensation reform to reduce cost of insurance for employers; Medicaid...
Democrats criticize Gov.'s tax bill

...investment and two drilling rigs to its Alaska North Slope fields over the next five years due to changes in the state's oil tax policy signed into law this month by Gov. Sean Parnell."This accounts for $200 million each year, far less than the...
Elections a year away but rhetoric in full swing

...important to their efforts to take control of the Senate. The proposed referendum seeks to continue the debate on the best oil tax policy for Alaska.Republicans took control of the state Senate after last fall's elections, giving the GOP control of...
My Turn: Alaska must strengthen its conflict of interest policies

...the senator from Soldotna did a few weeks ago, fail in their duty to protect the public interest. Decisions about oil tax policy, megaprojects and education funding take on enhanced importance during tight budgetary times and will alter the quality...
Effort to overturn oil tax reform is bad for Alaska

...right is critical.The Alaska Legislature, after unprecedented study and testimony, came to a compromise change to oil tax policy that was certainly not met with unbridled enthusiasm by the oil industry. ACES provided tax credits that SB21 took...


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