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Legislators hear Palin's views on net tax

...dollars less than expected in its first year. On Sunday, Palin sent her top two oil tax experts, Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin and Commissioner of Natural Resources Tom Irwin, to explain the shift to the House Special Committee on Oil and...
Auditors account for tax shortfall

...they amounted to only $813 million, well below than the $950 million the state had expected. Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin told reporters Friday that accountants have been able to explain some of the shortfall. State auditors are poring...
Oil profits tax bringing in $800 million less than expected

...It does put the exclamation point on the concern that we need to re-examine this," said state Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin. The session is scheduled to begin Oct. 18. Gov. Sarah Palin announced earlier this month that she is calling...
Pipeline may face legal challenges

...That "is likely to lead to litigation for participants not selected for inducements," he said. Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin told the Legislature that leaving out specifics would help limit legal risk. "We did that consciously," he said...
Governor: 'Undue influence' pushed controversial tax

...Final.pdf See related article: Palin leaves session location decision to legislature Palin and Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin said they're not ready to say if their proposal will include a change in PPT's fundamental structure from a tax...
Corruption probe boosts tax support

...key part of Palin's decision to take a fresh look at oil taxes just a year into her term, said Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin, the administration's point person on the issue. Kohring's conviction last week didn't make an obvious shift...
Oil costs dwarfed by profits share some of that information with the individual citizens of the state," Therriault said. Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin, the Palin administration's advocate for the ACES plan, has testified before numerous legislative committees...
Legislature OKs oil tax hike

...state's risk, she said. In 2006, deduction amounts doubled from the previous year, a surprise Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin attributed to the PPT bringing in $800 million less than expected. Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, supported...
Lawmakers discuss Sudan divestiture

...including one from Gov. Palin. They were heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin says the governor's bill addresses some concerns that permanent fund officials had with similar legislation last...
Location of new special session still uncertain

...Sharon Leighow, Palin's spokeswoman. Palin will announce timing and location details Thursday. Commissioner of Revenue Pat Galvin said the special session of the Legislature will be to consider the Palin administration's short-term energy...


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