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My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...the repurchase program, we anticipate credits to total nearly $1.1 billion this year. Unlike most other countries' oil tax systems, Alaska does not have a pre-approval process or criteria for a company to take advantage of the tax credit incentive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/my-turn-why-i-vetoed-200-million-oil-
Opinion
Art, like Nimbus, should inspire conversation

...discussed in great and vigorous detail: favorite sports figures and events, Obamacare, gay marriage, Confederate flags, oil Taxes, nimbus ... Nimbus?Yes. Nimbus. The new SLAM (State Library and Museum) has Nimbus out front for everybody to...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-08/art-nimbus-should-inspire-conversatio
Letters
Trade oil tax credits for Medicaid

Perhaps a deal can be made with the legislature in allowing the oil companies to have their $200 million in tax credits now in exchange for the Legislature allowing the expanded Medicaid to be put in. This would be a simple trade of this for that.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-07/trade-oil-tax-credits-medicaid
Letters
Empire Editorial: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

Is Alaska's oil tax credit system broken? That's what Gov. Bill Walker said Wednesday after cutting $200 million from $700 million budgeted by...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/empire-editorial-walkers-tax-credit-c
Opinion
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...Walker took, hopes to have a discussion on Alaska's oil tax structure overall, not just on credits. Gara has been...discussion that it needs to be looked at first."A fair oil tax structure is the first thing we should do, and then we...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...cash much sooner and can't tax enough to fund them.On the right, massive new state income taxes and industry killing oil taxes could arrive much faster if spending can't be wound down fast enough - and this year's session is a very bad omen...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-09/my-turn-juneaus-boneless-chicken-ranc
Opinion
Letter: Taking from dividends beyond corrupt

...jeopardize our Permanent Fund Dividend to do that. That's the new GOP plan. There's a law on the books capping state oil tax credit payments in low oil revenue years. They're supposed to be capped at $91 million next year. Instead, the GOP...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-31/letter-taking-dividends-beyond-corrup
Letters
Walker tours Shell rig in Seattle

...embraces the state's development of our resources," Walker said. About 90 percent of Alaska state revenue comes from oil taxes or fees.He said he was surprised by the reaction by Seattle's mayor, "but again it's their prerogative and their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28/walker-tours-shell-rig-seattle
State
Pass a full years budget

...Remember, this is the same bunch that supported the oil tax giveaway. And now, as predicted, they want to raid our...this happen. But no. These folks believe in giving Big Oil tax credits, so we can give our oil away for free.Mind you...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-24/pass-full-years-budget
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/impasse-remains-few-lawmakers-return
State

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