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An Alaskan Idiot's Guide to voting on SB 21

...the state goes back to its old oil tax system. If Alaskans vote no, the current oil tax system stays in place, and Alaska vote NO.DefinitionsACES: Oil tax system implemented in 2007 after a bribery...
A tale of two bills

...which voters will decide whether or not to repeal during the Aug. 19 election.Will repealing Alaska's newest oil tax system squelch the state's chances of developing a natural gas pipeline and liquefaction plant? The answer is yes, no...
State | Local | SB21
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 21, which created the new oil tax system, played a role in his decision to seek office since...Parnell is the only one in favor of keeping the current oil tax system. If the repeal effort fails, it would be an indication...
Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...precinct contains a large number of state employees whose jobs may be at risk if state revenue declines under the new oil tax system.The Division of Elections reported distributing 21,767 absentee ballots, and at least 14,000 had been received...
State | Local
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...long term, Alaska will be better off by voting "Yes." The Alaska Legislature will be charged with creating a new oil tax system that treats the state with the same care as industry.This is not a call to divorce Alaska from Big Oil: It is a...
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil

...not be what's best for Alaska.We are being told that the choice is black and white, between continuing the old oil tax system called ACES, which has some faults, or the new tax system under SB 21, which is way too generous to Big Oil. As...
My Turn: SB 21 is Working - give it a chance

...the tax system. It will be difficult, potentially a multi-year process, resulting in the third change to Alaska oil tax system in eight years, creating yet more instability. Stability, after all, is a key element to remaining competitive...
My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

...will have the opportunity to fine tune ACES, as advocated by Republican Sen. Bert Stedman of Sitka. Why abolish an oil tax system that is working for a $1 billion to $2 billion annual giveaway under SB21 without guarantees?If this giveaway passes...
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

Tuesday's vote on Ballot Measure 1 will decide if Alaska retains a controversial oil tax system adopted by the Legislature in 2013 or reverts to the previous tax system, known as ACES. The "Vote No" campaign asks voters...
5 things to know about the primary

...primary will decide the hard-fought, first-round battle for U.S. Senate in Alaska and whether to reinstate an oil tax system that was a legacy of Sarah Palin's short tenure as governor.Here are five more things to know about the primary...


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