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Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...make sure he understands the situation and doesn't want to overreact.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the oil tax system is out of balance, but he's not planning an oil tax bill this session. "I guess it's a political balancing act...
Empire Editorial: Picks for State House, Senate seats are ...

...independent. Egan voted to advance an Alaska natural gas pipeline and against Senate Bill 21, which reformed Alaska's oil tax system. Egan weighs the merit of legislation before him and works in the gray area between party lines to get things done...
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...which oil taxes are significant.No one in the Senate, perhaps the entire Legislature, understands the state's oil tax system as well as Stedman. He will be valuable to Walker.Meanwhile, Ortiz shares with Walker that independent spirit that...
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
Kito weighs in on SB21, 'The Road'

...August, should they repeal SB21? The state's new oil tax system has been labeled a "giveaway" by Democrats while a "sweet spot" where both SB21 and the previous oil tax system are producing the same returns for the state, but that...
State | Local
Some answers on oil taxes

...who was integral in the development of Senate Bill 21, met with the Juneau Empire on June 30 to discuss how the new oil tax system was developed, and how companies have reacted to the new business climate for the oil and gas industry in Alaska...
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
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...


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