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My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...Exxon during the oil spill and later lobbied for Conoco Phillips, with Parnell, the governor who championed a major oil tax reduction for the industry. Yet, there seemed to be no concern that the president of BP Alaska recently hosted a fundraiser...
Oil wealth giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later

...future. It doesn't have to be this way.This spring, the Legislature passed Gov. Sean Parnell's controversial oil tax reduction. Now that the tax law is in effect, the Alaska Department of Revenue's most recent revenue forecasts show revenue...
Opinion | AK legislature
My Turn: Accepting Medicaid dollars would benefit Alaska expanded Medicaid-eligible population. Unlike in other debates raging across the state (the Senate Bill 21 oil tax reduction, or whether to develop the Pebble prospect), I have heard no serious arguments in opposition to Medicaid expansion...
The Governor's oil tax cut plan will damage Alaska's economy

...reform, rewarding work leading to new production to earn reasonable tax breaks. The Governor's $2 billion in oil tax reductions could, under the bill's language, be spent outside, in places like Iraq or Russia. From statements by the Governor's...
Ensure stability - study oil tax reduction carefully

...Senate to tap the brakes on SB 21, the governor's oil tax reduction bill. I firmly believe that a more deliberate and...for the public to swallow. Rushing any significant oil tax reduction bill through the Legislature without a thorough understanding...
Oil tax reductions might hit $2B annually

Gov. Sean Parnell said he still believes his oil tax cut proposal is good for the state, but there are new indications it may cost the state as much as $2 billion a year, more than first reported.
Oil tax reduction unlikely to work, expert tells Legislature

After weeks of Parnell Administration and oil industry claims that lower oil taxes will bring Alaska more oil production, more jobs and more revenue, the Legislature last week heard a devastating rebuttal from an industry insider.
Parnell wins early victory as oil tax reduction moves forward

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax reduction took a big step with this week's passage by the House Finance Committee, but bigger challenges remain.The House Finance Committee's...
Parnell faces opposition to ACES changes despite House victory

...Legislators at the Capitol on Tuesday held press conferences during which they pushed back against Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax reduction bill, which passed the House of Representatives in a close vote last week. "We were within two votes of defeating...
Parnell to address Native forum

...expected to address the Alaska Performance Scholarship, the Choose Respect initiative, and House Bill 110, the oil tax reduction recently passed by the House and awaiting action in the Senate. The forum is a regular event sponsored by the Central...


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