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Parnell handles range of questions in online town hall

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: All of Alaska is fueled by oil

...oil tax reform to rectify the problems with the old oil tax system, it took a strong step forward in securing the state's...for Alaskans or our economy.The good news is the new oil tax system is working. We are already seeing increased investment...
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...said he hadn't heard much conversation about the current slate of ballot measures except for the referendum on the oil tax system. Referenda currently don't fall under the 2010 law, though a bill is pending that would add them. Under that bill...
State | AK legislature
Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...9 billion last year. It is forecast at $4.5 billion for fiscal year 2015.Wielechowski is a critic of the new oil tax system, major provisions of which took effect Jan. 1. His reference to the surplus is money that had been put into savings...
State | AK legislature
Senator proposes oil tax changes he calls fairer

JUNEAU - A Sitka senator proposed adjustments to Alaska's oil tax system Friday that he said are aimed at making it fairer to the state.Republican Sen. Bert Stedman said his bill, SB192, is aimed...
State | AK legislature
Minority Democrats unveil oil tax plan

JUNEAU - Minority Democrats in the Legislature on Monday unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.It's similar to a proposal aimed at increasing...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Oil work creates some disruption

...taxes, which will cut deeply into the state's revenues.That's the case regardless of whether we stick with the oil tax system approved by the Legislature in the More Alaska Production Act or we repeal it and return to the previous system, Alaska's...
Opinion | AK legislature
Revenue forecast met with mixed reactions

...Wednesday afternoon that also praised the state's new oil tax system.The statement called the data a "clear sign that the new oil tax system is already working - only eight months after its passage...
State | Local
Bill would reject pay raise for governor, others

...factors including lower-than-expected oil prices, decreased oil production, residual effects of the outgoing oil tax system, such as the closeout of credits, and higher-than-expected deductible lease expenditures.Parnell said Thursday...
State | AK legislature
Oil wealth giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later

...we won't be able to put money back into savings when oil prices go back up.Income from the state's previous oil tax system, one which allowed the state to share in windfall profits when oil prices rise, helped the state pay off debts and...
Opinion | AK legislature


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