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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...oil prices, low oil production and overspending - not oil tax reform.A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen...long-term economic future. It also keeps Alaskans employed.Oil tax reform was a very long and difficult process, with thousands...
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
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...on oil revenues to fund state government, and the trans-Alaska pipeline is its economic lifeline. Alaska changed its oil tax structure in 2013, in hopes it would lead to more production. The state currently faces projected multibillion-dollar...
State | AK legislature
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
Letter to the Editor: Tougher action needed on oil

...billion for oil taxes lost due to the proposed Obama wilderness proposal. Meanwhile, he's letting stand the Parnell oil tax policy which gave the oil companies $2 billion. What does Walker not understand about what got him elected and Parnell...
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...
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...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 not planning an oil tax bill this session. "I guess it's...

...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...
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits

...said that some small producer credits are slated to expire on Jan. 1. The report said that is because in passing an oil tax overhaul in 2013, the Legislature decided not to extend those credits.But that will not affect Cook Inlet, where the...
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...


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