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Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...given the huge deficits the state faces amid low oil prices, and have resisted minority proposals, such as revisiting oil tax credits, to help offset Democratic proposals. Coghill said the Senate is willing to be flexible but that needs to work...
Impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

...Republicans have balked at adding to the budget, given the multibillion-dollar deficits the state is facing amid low oil prices, and they've resisted minority proposals such as revisiting oil taxes, to help offset the Democrats' proposals.
My Turn: SB 21 raiding Alaska's savings

...same $50 per barrel PTV. This is the picture before SB 21 credits exploration and development costs at 45 percent.The oil tax giveaway in SB 21 includes a virtual reverse Ponzi scheme wherein Alaskans owe the oil companies on the North Slope $0...
Legislature neglecting Alaskans

...advertising to remind us that they're one of us.As a state, we spent the previous two years arguing over the fairness of our oil tax policy, first in the Legislature, and then at the ballot box. The oil companies held a virtual gun to the head of Alaska's...
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...adding money to the budget and balked at minority-offered alternatives to offset costs, like revisiting the state's oil tax credit system.Senate Finance Committee co-chairman Pete Kelly said in a phone interview that he thinks the budget can...
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...won't fix this budget.That makes it more curious that the oil tax reform bill by Wielechowski, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer and myself was blocked. Leaving loopholes in our oil tax will sink this state.We have to close the budget gap...
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...adjust tax credits. Instead, according to Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, this idea is a "red herring." And voila - oil taxes escape the list of budgetary options. Did it occur to any of those senators tired of getting emails from disgruntled parents...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...alternatives to offset items they would like to see restored or added to the budget, including revisiting the state's oil tax credits or expanding Medicaid and accepting the federal dollars that come with that.
Northrim: Oil tax credits will pay off

Times may be tough now, but Northrim Bank officials and economists say the sky is not falling - investments in oil will pay off.
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...investment recovery coordinator for ConocoPhillips. But Meyer still felt he could be impartial when voting on SB21, the oil tax reform bill that narrowly became law two years ago. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, is another example from the Last...
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