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Alaska Editorial: Walker takes office amid state revenue downturn

...Alaska may well be in for hard financial times in coming years. The state's prospects are diminishing in the decline of oil wealth that has been the state's economic engine for decades. How long that economic dip lasts - and how deep it falls...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-04/alaska-editorial-walker-takes-office-
Opinion
Oil wealth dividends distributed to most Alaskans

ANCHORAGE - Most Alaskans will receive $1,884 checks Thursday as this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually just for living here.The payout from the Alaska Permanent Fund this year is more than double the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/oil-wealth-dividends-distributed-most-a
State
Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

...highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.This year's share of nearly $1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/most-alaskans-get-nearly-1900-oil-money
State
Vote 'Yes' to have the final say

...in Alaska?If Ballot Measure 1 is defeated, the oil industry will, once and for all, have the say. Almost all the oil wealth will be taken by them, and taken away by them. There will be few, if any, resources available to fund the things...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-19/vote-yes-have-final-say
Letters
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...of purposes. ACES was not created to "put more oil in the pipeline" but rather to give Alaskans a fair share of the oil wealth they own. This is because oil production has been declining for decades - during periods of high and low taxes. Lowering...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/if-ballot-measure-1-about-jobs-famili
Opinion
The history of oil wealth

Since the discovery that Alaska has a wealth of oil, there have been debates about how best to spread that wealth between the state and oil industry. Alaskans will vote on Tuesday on whether to repeal the fifth tax regime since the oil boom of the 1970s.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/history-oil-wealth
State
My Turn: Alaskans unaware of their own wealth

...default on the obligations we have to our public employee retirees.Each and every Alaskan owns more than $1 million of oil wealth. The value of the oil underneath the North Slope exceeds $1 trillion. If one were to divide this wealth by 720,000...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/my-turn-alaskans-unaware-their-own-we
Opinion
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...of North America's largest fields, ACES provided Alaska, the actual owner of the leases, with a fair share of the oil wealth. Then came Gov. Sean Parnell, who initially was also a supporter of ACES. A Dec. 20, 2009, article in the Petroleum...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/my-turn-vote-yes-restore-alaska-owner
Opinion
Woman guilty of fraud ordered to pay back PFD money

...of state for more than six months in 2008 and 2010, making her ineligible to receive the annual share of Alaska's oil wealth reserved for in-state residents. Baldwin illegally applied for the PFD for herself and on behalf of her two children...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-29/woman-guilty-fraud-ordered-pay-back-pfd
Local
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...bring increased production and jobs on the North Slope, but it's accrued a different alias from its critics - "The Oil Wealth Giveaway.""Changing the tax law has not had the desired result of increasing net production in the past," Fisher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-05/analysis-sb21-working-hoped
State

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