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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...
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...
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My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...combination of tax breaks and credits, and a tax structure that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price...
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says the state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices.In an opinion piece, published in Alaska newspapers, Walker says while he supports the philosophy behind tax incentives, giving away more in tax breaks than the state collects in revenue is irresponsible, and unsustainable.
ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

...Alaskans voted in August to uphold the new, progressive oil tax structure adopted by the Legislature in 2013, which aimed...Lowman said that with the passage of MAPA, "the current oil tax framework in Alaska is no longer having a negative impact...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...revenue for the state (mining provides tens of millions of dollars to state coffers, compared to several billion dollars in oil tax revenue) and use of the road would be restricted to commercial traffic and otherwise closed to the public.Each of the...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...have predicted we'd be discussing oil taxes after voters upheld Senate Bill 21...the four-year-long debate about oil tax reform. But the primary source of...too. Of course, it's Alaska's oil tax revenue that's allowed us to enjoy...
Parnell speaks on Guard case

...following procedures to report sexual assaults. Until this year, Gov. Sean Parnell believed him.Parnell, who aside from oil tax reform is best known for his "Choose Respect" campaign to end domestic violence, had spent much of his first full term...
The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...and gas issues than Parnell. Walker opposed the recent oil tax reforms, and he said he won't be afraid to make changes...the minimum wage.Munoz voted in favor of SB 21, the oil tax reform, while McGuan said he isn't sure the state is...
Empire Editorial: Picks for State House, Senate seats are ...

...independent. Egan voted to advance an Alaska natural gas pipeline and against Senate Bill 21, which reformed Alaska's oil tax system. Egan weighs the merit of legislation before him and works in the gray area between party lines to get things done...


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