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Chenault updates Chamber about session so far

...focused on positive topics.However, with the high price of energy in Alaska and the uncertain future of Alaska's oil tax revenues, Chenault had to bring it down to earth from time to time.Getting the audience up to speed on the second session...
My Turn: Real facts on oil tax reform

...profound concern that the continuing reduction of oil at 6 percent a year is a pending economic disaster for Alaska. Oil tax revenues provide about 90 percent of our budget for education, public safety, health and human services, transportation...
Baffled by Parnell's recent actions

...the backs of our public employees. There is such a disconnect with Parnell's priorities in slashing billions in oil tax revenues without reciprocal guarantees, funding another $400 million study for a small volume bullet gas line that puts not...
Need taxes for stability

...budget deficit has been out there for years. It's a consequences of the roller-coaster and cyclical variations of oil tax revenues upon which the state depends, isn't it? A basic approach to resolve the highs and lows in state revenues beyond...
Federal spending joins oil to stabilize state's finances

...released Friday. Combined with the preliminary reports on oil tax revenues released last week, the forecast shows Alaska in among...its citizens, instead funding state government with oil tax revenues and federal contributions. Just a few years ago...
Oil tax cut opponents to rally

...Capitol."The Legislature is on the brink of making a catastrophic mistake, giving away billions of dollars of oil tax revenues, and it's up to the people to stop them," said Malcolm Roberts and David Gottstein in Backbone's statement...
Prudhoe decline highlights U.S. oil dependence

...year, state residents receive a substantial dividend from an investment account built over the year by a portion of oil tax revenues. Those dividends, based on market investment performance, have ranged from a record $1,964 per resident in 2000...
Alaska editorial: If oil drops, we'll have to help pay for services

...the state would fare if prices ever dropped to about $25 a barrel. It's called the "crossover point" at which oil tax revenues under the proposed new system would be less than under the existing formula. The trade-off for a lot more state...
Alaska editorial: Governor should tell Alaskans more about gas line investment

...state's equity share of construction costs would come from the Permanent Fund, general fund, budget reserve or future oil tax revenues? And why can't the public know what the state's financial advisers have said about borrowing a few billion dollars...
Alaska editorial: Alaska should help uninsured children

...priority even though 48 states faced budget shortfalls, said the Times. Our state budget is better off than most due to oil tax revenues. Even so, Alaska, with one of the stingiest children's health insurance programs, did not see fit to expand...


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