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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...production and overspending - not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders...a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production...It also keeps Alaskans employed.Oil tax reform was a very long and difficult...

...Finally, the article mistakenly said Gov. Bill Walker wrote in an opinion piece that the state has paid out more in oil tax credits than it has made in tax revenues under SB21. He more accurately wrote that the state expects to pay out more in...
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker in production taxes this year and about $400 million more next year. He referenced the 2013 rewrite of Alaska's oil tax law, saying the overhaul occurred with little consideration given to low prices. Giving away more in tax breaks than...
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean...Finance Committee that changing the oil tax structure again is not on the governor's...administration's response to (the issue of oil tax credits) was somewhat wrong," Kelly...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...billion per year to the state of Alaska at peak production. Even in a historic oil price slump and after changes to the oil tax code, the revenue from ANWR crude would be double that 13-year-old estimate.We admire the president's intent when...
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...production credits than it takes in in oil taxes this year, Walker said he is not planning to reopen the oil tax debate.He said the credit issue...Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the oil tax system is out of balance, but he's...
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil...he did not intend to introduce legislation to change the oil tax if elected but said if the Legislature proposed changes...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...combination of tax breaks and credits, and a tax structure that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price...
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says the state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices.In an opinion piece, published in Alaska newspapers, Walker says while he supports the philosophy behind tax incentives, giving away more in tax breaks than the state collects in revenue is irresponsible, and unsustainable.
ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

...Alaskans voted in August to uphold the new, progressive oil tax structure adopted by the Legislature in 2013, which aimed...Lowman said that with the passage of MAPA, "the current oil tax framework in Alaska is no longer having a negative impact...


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