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My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?

...needs to diversify its revenue base at the earliest as almost 90 percent of its general fund revenues come from oil (production tax, petroleum property tax, corporate income tax, royalties from state-owned lands), and as over 50 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-11/my-turn-where-will-alaska-and-us-be-3
Opinion
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...still riding with the momentum from a surge of new activity following the Legislature's approval of a revamped oil production tax in 2013.Work continuing this winter includes the $4 billion Point Thomson gas and condensate project east of Prudhoe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...and their neighbors fought for statehood so Alaskans could control our resources. I think we can all agree that an oil production tax that nets negative returns to the state does not meet Alaska's constitutional mandate to develop our resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...1.2 billion the following year.One of the biggest political debates in recent years was over the state's oil production tax. The tax was overhauled in 2013, a change that critics said amounted to a giveaway to oil companies.But Burnett...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/state-faces-35b-deficit-amid-lower-oil-
State
Majority Democratic senators unhappy about oil tax reform bill

...proposal to reform Alaska's oil production tax structure.Democratic Sens...the progressive element in the oil production tax structure, leaving a base production...level of progressivity in the oil production tax should be reduced but not eliminated...

http://juneauempire.com/node/26284
State
Parnell: Focus on progressivity 'takes things out of context'

...progressivity from Alaska's oil production tax structure - attention to a detail...structure such as ACES, the current oil production tax regime, generates more revenue...B. 21 would leave the base oil production tax rate of 25 percent in place...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-06/parnell-focus-progressivity-takes-thing
State
Native corps join to oppose SB21 repeal

...August primary election ballot. The ballot measure would repeal Senate Bill 21, a bill restructuring the state oil production tax passed by legislators in 2013."We are a coalition of local Alaska companies with our eye on the future as Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/native-corps-join-oppose-sb21-repeal
State
Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...tallying votes cast in Tuesday's statewide primary. Ballot Measure 1, which would have repealed the state's oil production tax reform, appears to be bound for failure.With all 441 precincts reporting results, "No" was outpacing "Yes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/juneau-shouts-yes-alaska-screams-no
State | Local
My Turn: $2B 'giveaway' sound bite is dangerous distraction

...May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr. Scott Goldsmith entitled, "Alaska's Oil Production Tax: Comparing the Old and the New," which has been placed in the center of the debate to repeal the new oil tax enacted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-23/my-turn-2b-giveaway-sound-bite-danger
Opinion
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...GOP powerbrokers.The other high-profile question on the ballot is a referendum to overturn the state's new oil production tax. Supporters of the new system see the tax cuts as a way to boost investment and production, while critics deem...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/us-senate-race-draws-focus-alaska-prima
State

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