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Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...imperative. Some Democrats worry about the impact on lower-income Alaskans and would rather see changes to the state's oil tax policy.Based on the current outlook, the size of the dividend would decline, and that would mean less purchasing power...
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...being played out visibly in conversations regarding oil tax policy.And naturally enough. After all, Alaska's revenues...problems would be cured if only we just changed our oil tax policy (again) isn't beneficial and only serves to divert...
Legislature neglecting Alaskans

...remind us that they're one of us.As a state, we spent the previous two years arguing over the fairness of our oil tax policy, first in the Legislature, and then at the ballot box. The oil companies held a virtual gun to the head of Alaska's...
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...
Vote no on 1

...barrels of production each day ? and continue to prosper.Yet that has been the state's fate under the ill-advised oil tax policy known as ACES. Since ACES passed in 2007, North Slope production has fallen almost 31 percent while production is...
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...
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...


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