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My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

...positions, DeMarban decided to ask Bella Hammond what she thought Jay's opinion would be about Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax proposal (the basis of SB 21). Here is the response she gave: "I don't think he'd agree with the present governor...
Senator proposes oil tax changes he calls fairer

...Committee.Also Friday, minority House and Senate Democrats announced plans for a news conference Monday to discuss an oil tax proposal of their own intended to serve as an alternative should the referendum be successful.
State | AK legislature
Good for the state

...governor's oil-tax plan, kept the most powerful Senate positions to themselves in part to smooth the way for a similar oil-tax proposal next year.Still, including Stedman in the new GOP majority caucus is a wise move precisely because the group has...
Oil tax bill would have immediate fiscal impact

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax proposal would cost the state $900 million next year, a new analysis shows.The analysis was attached as a fiscal note to his tax-cut...
3 things to watch for in the Legislature

...look at three things to watch for this week:Oil taxesA Senate panel begins digging in to Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax proposal. Hearings are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday before the Senate Special Committee on TAPS Throughput, with members...
Another senator doubtful on ending oil tax progressivity

...majority's first press conference on Jan. 16, just after Parnell's State of the State speech, by criticizing the oil tax proposal as "regressive" due to its elimination of progressivity.Stedman was not at the press conference Tuesday morning...
School rally: no to vouchers, yes to BSA

...more important than a billion dollars for oil companies," Kerttula said referencing Gov. Sean Parnell's current oil tax proposal.Half a dozen Democratic legislators joined ralliers to denounce school vouchers along with calls for a more than...
State | Local
House Finance releases latest oil tax proposal

JUNEAU - With days left in the legislative session, the House Finance Committee on Thursday released a revised version of the proposed oil tax overhaul Thursday.
Senators preparing for oil tax bill vote

...senators have been critical of the oil tax proposal in at least one of its incarnations...Senate for opposing Parnell's oil tax proposal, and that most of it this year...hopes to see a full reset on the oil tax proposal."My hope is we vote it down...
Southeast legislators split on speech

...taxes at higher oil prices."Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, praised Parnell for giving specifics on his latest oil tax proposal."He proposes to do away with the progressivity, which is what is crippling economic investment on the North Slope...


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