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Begich: Public money for public schools this time.Begich did not answer directly questions on whether he supported an effort to repeal the state's oil tax structure, an issue that voters will decide in August. But he said he believes there is a need to have some certainty on...
State | AK legislature
Minority Democrats unveil oil tax plan

...Slope oil processing facilities and other infrastructure.Voters in August will decide whether to keep or repeal the oil tax structure passed by lawmakers in 2013. If the referendum is successful, the system will revert to what was in place before...
State | AK legislature
Senator proposes oil tax changes he calls fairer

...been part of a bipartisan majority in the Senate and was a leader of Senate efforts to try to rewrite Alaska's oil tax structure in the lead-up to the 2012 elections, in which Republicans seized control of the chamber. While he is a member...
State | AK legislature
Floor of Alaska Senate breaks out into oil tax debate

...declines. He called the bill "a complete and utter failure."Parnell, when he began seeking an overhaul in the oil-tax structure several years ago, set a goal of 1 million barrels of oil a day through the trans-Alaska pipeline system in a...
State | AK legislature
Legislature brings gas line, spending talk

...we don't get gas unless we have oil."For the companies, the money is in oil, and without a "positive" oil tax structure, the likelihood for them making significant investments in gas is limited, he said. Pruitt said he considers the...
State: SB 21 is tax reform, not break

...eliminates progressivity, an element of the current oil tax structure that allows Alaska to share in the benefit of high...perfect. Kerttula said a fix to the state's current oil tax structure that would adjust the progressive tax rate when the...
State | AK legislature
Oil tax reform: New ballot group in favor of SB 21 created

...21 against repeal efforts. The Make Alaska Competitive Coalition - which has advocated for changes to Alaska's oil tax structure since 2011 - announced Wednesday the creation of Keep Alaska Competitive - Vote No on 1 group.Jim Jansen, co-chair...
State | AK legislature
Sheffield urges defeat of oil tax repeal measure

SITKA - Former Gov. Bill Sheffield says repealing changes to Alaska's oil tax structure would be a mistake.Sheffield spoke Sunday at the Sitka Historical Society.The Sitka Sentinel (
My Turn: Lobbyist has extensive experience hurting Juneau of the big oil companies responsible for passage last year of Senate Bill 21, the bill that changed Alaska's oil tax structure to give back what will amount to billions of dollars to Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips. There is no doubt in...
Governor signs oil tax, budget bills, vetoes $2.5M

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell on Tuesday signed into law an overhaul of Alaska's oil tax structure, hailing it as part of an historic legislative package aimed at moving the state forward.Parnell, who championed the overhaul...


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