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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.
House panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises

...oil prices. But Gara, D-Anchorage, said the state has other options, and he brought up the topic of the state's oil tax law, which he has argued needs to be revisited. Meanwhile, House and Senate negotiators are working to reconcile differences...
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...lobbying for Senate Bill 21, the oil tax regime proposed by former Gov. expected to pay $700 million in oil tax credits this year, while only taking...Legislature refuses to revisit our oil tax structure even though we are experiencing...
Budget cuts cut vulnerable populations the deepest

...for nearly eight years now. It's a land of plenty! We weathered the Great Recession! But now with low oil prices, oil tax scenarios that require an advanced degree and a graphing calculator and limited production of the Alaska economy's lifeblood...
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...reserve account, the pool from which annual dividends for most Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also could revisit the oil tax issue, something Democratic Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski brought up in interviews after Teal's presentation...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...


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