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My Turn: Parnell has a proven track record on education

...myself, what is the candidate's promise and what is the evidence that he can deliver on an issue of importance to me?Oil taxes, gas lines, health care and budgets are clearly important issues worthy of extensive coverage and debate.For me...
Northrim Bank officially completes takeover

...Langland said. "He was interested in a $50 million investment in Alaska, but it wasn't going to happen unless the oil tax changed (from ACES)."Langland said "the psychology of the business environment is key" when it comes to investment...
Walker concerned about gas pipeline

...companies have said long-term certainty on taxes and royalties will be important.The Legislature approved cuts in oil taxes, championed by Parnell as a way to help boost production, in 2013. Voters affirmed that in August, rejecting an attempt...
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...including adding two drilling rigs, one next year and one in 2016.BP, Exxon and ConocoPhillips all advocated the oil-tax cuts approved by state lawmakers in 2013 as a way to encourage new investment and additional production. The state relies...
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

...90,150 to 81,707, giving the no side a 52.5 percent edge."The results confirm that voters decided to give the oil tax structure a chance to work," said Willis Lyford, spokesman for the Vote No on 1 campaign.Gov. Sean Parnell's...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska mayor, his campaign signs sat in some yards next to the independent candidate for governor and those supportive of oil tax cuts put in place by the Republican-controlled state Legislature last year. Some people still remember his days as a...
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...their supporters, and I hope they live up to them," he said.Supporters hailed Parnell's measure under the banner of oil-tax reform. It replaced the former system championed by former Gov. Sarah Palin's "Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share...
Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...That 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...
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Elections should be for people

...least one thing from this primary election - we need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the oil tax referendum, almost all from the oil industry and about $15 million was spent on the U.S. Senate race, most from major...
Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans

...Measure One, the vote to repeal the state's controversial oil tax reform.The options to repeal and not repeal had been...lead by about 5,000 votes. If "no" wins out, the oil tax reform voted into law in 2013 and set in motion Jan. 1...


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