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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...
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...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus 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...
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...
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...
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...
Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...model, at best, will get folks near the ballpark but not in it. When considering the real-life consequences of nixing oil tax credits or instituting a state income tax, we're worried those in attendance might not be seeing the big-picture impact...
My Turn: Alaskans are ready for budget solutions

...believe in the age-old economic theory that when you tax something, you get less of it. The model allowed us to wipe out oil tax credits but did not account for the loss of investment dollars and oil production that would result. Similarly, adding...
My Turn: Worst session ever?

...state employees. Before we got to this point, House and Senate Democrats pushed to defer payment of over $600 million in oil tax credits to North Slope oil producers until they're legally due. The Republicans pushed back saying we need to honor...
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...State income tax? State sales tax? A "cap" on Permanent Fund dividends? Draconian cuts to public services? A hike in oil taxes?It's time for Alaskans to make decisions, said Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.There's no escaping...
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