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My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

I appreciate vibrant discussion on public policy, but some are proposing revenue plans that notably ask citizens to pay and leaving Alaska's three major oil companies, who profit handsomely even at low oil prices, out of plans to address our fiscal gap.
Parnell proposes BSA increase in 'good faith'

...complicated or technical."If Alaskans have the opportunity to vote on the tremendously complex and intricate issue of oil taxation, then surely they deserve to make their voices heard on the simple and personal issue of being able to choose the best...
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Time for Alaska to fight back

...accountability and fairness. This is what Senator Stedman and the Senate Coalition discovered during their hearings on oil taxation. All we need do now is strongly support the Senator's that put Alaska's interest above enhancing the profit margin...
Big Oil's PR blitz was shameful

After reading Gail Phillips letter regarding oil taxation ("We need to adopt right tax strategy," April 30), I feel a response is necessary. First off, Juneau never sent Phillips...
Alaska editorial: Don't jump to conclusions in wake of investigation

...carrying out boxes of documents purportedly related to a leading oil field services company, the recently approved oil taxation overhaul, and the natural gas pipeline contract made a splash across the news pages and on radio and television...
Democratic incumbent touts her experience as minority whip, work across party lines its oil tax structure to reap some of the benefits of high oil prices. She said she would like to see a change in oil taxation before considering instituting a statewide income tax. Alaska is losing millions of dollars in windfall profits, she...
All eyes on Senate ahead of expected oil taxation vote

JUNEAU - Both sides are ratcheting up the rhetoric on oil taxes ahead of this week's expected vote in the Alaska Senate.
Two views: Time for oil tax cut

...necessary to prevent legislators from avoiding controversial votes.We all knew such votes were coming this session. Oil taxation was the campaign issue in November, and yet the voters in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula elected these senators...
Weyhrauch pleads guilty to working with unregistered lobbyists

...that the state Legislature had to approve the change in oil taxation. VECO supported the negotiations. Allen and Smith...on May 9 without approval of the proposed changes in oil taxation and the governor called a special session. On May 16...
Empire editorial: Sorting through oil industry lies

...itself, which is their main activity in Alaska. Lawmakers have a tough job wading through the technical details of oil taxation. But an even harder job is sorting through the spin and making sure they don't get hoodwinked by an oil industry...


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