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Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...thought AOGA's campaign was evidence that "the dynamic has changed pretty significantly."Wielechowski, an outspoken critic of the state's current oil tax program, said leaving the payments to oil companies at their current rate would...
After speech, Parnell defends proposals

...Democratic legislators attended the press conference, including Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, one of Parnell's most outspoken critics in the Legislature.After Parnell concluded his remarks, Gara disputed the governor's suggestion that Democrats...
Law already gives states maximum flexibility

...charging ahead and fighting against it, all for political gain. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has become one of the most outspoken critics of the ACA's health-care exchanges. On Feb. 10, 2011, Herbert noted that flexibility is essential among states...
Juneau reps not sold on oil tax reform proposal

...bill that is expected to face a House floor vote Saturday.House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, who has been an outspoken critic of Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's efforts to lower the effective tax rate oil producers pay to the state of Alaska...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that Knight will change. ``It's going to continue and continue,'' said English professor Murray Sperber, an outspoken critic of Knight. ``This is a horrible hit for the image of the university.'' An expert in anger management said Knight...
Ferry system responds to schedule critics

...failing to produce timely schedules. "I really, really, really miss Robin Taylor," he said. Elton has been an outspoken critic of controversial Taylor, former deputy commissioner of the ferry system. Elton said Taylor was mismanaging the system...
Some politicians wash their hands of VECO money

...Vitter of Louisiana, George Voinovich of Ohio and John Ensign of Nevada. Even Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., an outspoken critic of the Alaska delegation's ability to steer money to the state without going through the normal appropriations...
Campaign law violations past APOC's scope

...executive's campaign donations made at Allen's behest. Former House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz, D-Anchorage, an outspoken critic of the ethical standards of the Legislature, said he didn't know how the statute of limitations was shortened...
Dates raise questions about former legislator

...legislator Ray Metcalfe said Stevens may have been offered bribes so VECO could gain access to his father. Metcalfe is an outspoken critic of both Stevens' and VECO's role in Alaska politics. FBI agents served a search warrant on Ben Stevens' office...
Parnell rebukes Treadwell on administration role

...candidate in the race Parnell rival Jay Ramras, a Fairbanks businessman and state representative who had been an outspoken critic of Palin, Parnell and much of their legislative agenda, including seeking an independent natural gas export pipeline...


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