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Juneau reps not sold on oil tax reform proposal

...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, indicated she will oppose the bill, which passed out of the House Finance Committee...
Chavez death echoes with leftists

...some for his anti-U.S. rhetoric and gifts of cut-rate oil, others considered him a bully.A teary-eyed Bolivian...another nation that broadly benefited from Venezuelan cut-rate oil, Rosario Murillo, the wife and spokeswoman of President...
State revenues expected to rise via tax rate, oil

A new tax rate and soaring oil prices will help boost state revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to a Department of Revenue forecast.
We can't just drill our problems away reminded that our way of life is entirely too reliant on oil. We should resist the impulse to obtain more. Perhaps we ought to start preparing for the future post-petroleum era, for at this rate oil will not last. Katie Strehler Juneau
Juneau Empire Online Local News: State and local briefs 6/19/97

...profits the field generates, BP now must pay a royalty rate of 20 percent. That's higher than the usual 12.5 percent rate oil companies must pay. Baxley, Metcalfe and other critics contend the state is losing money on the deal. In the appeal...


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