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Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU - The state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices, Gov. Bill Walker said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says the state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices.In an opinion piece, published in Alaska newspapers, Walker says while he supports the philosophy behind tax incentives, giving away more in tax breaks than the state collects in revenue is irresponsible, and unsustainable.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/gov-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-oil
State
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...the state (mining provides tens of millions of dollars to state coffers, compared to several billion dollars in oil tax revenue) and use of the road would be restricted to commercial traffic and otherwise closed to the public.Each of the major...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...do. Their individual state and local taxes are 25 percent higher than ours, too. Of course, it's Alaska's oil tax revenue that's allowed us to enjoy the state's generous spending policies without paying our fair share. We've managed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-05/my-turn-real-leaders-arent-scared-tal
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-12/real-facts-oil-tax-reform
Opinion
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...earnings. The Parnell administration predicted that oil tax revenue in Fiscal Year 2015 would be $3.4 billion.Now the state predicts that with SB 21, oil tax revenue in 2015 will collapse to $1.7 billion. At this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/if-ballot-measure-1-about-jobs-famili
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-29/oil-tax-cut-opponents-rally
State
Outside Editorial: University Fund

...It's the type of legislation that will help to reduce expenses during this time of reduced spending and lower oil-tax revenue. Undoubtedly, more of this type of legislation is in Alaska's future.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-23/outside-editorial-university-fund
Opinion
My Turn: Oil tax votes: I'm not so forgiving

...Juneau residents do not forget that Rep. Cathy Munoz is part of the Republican leadership team that gave away our oil tax revenues to the richest corporations on earth with no strings attached except, apparently, "hope."Our schools go without...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-28/my-turn-oil-tax-votes-im-not-so-forgi
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-10/baffled-parnells-recent-actions
Opinion

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