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My Turn: Real facts on oil tax reform

...the legislature passed SB21. After its passage, the Department of Revenue predicted a $2 billion reduction in state oil revenues for 2014. Critics of SB21 called it a "$2 billion giveaway." Signatures were gathered for a referendum to reject...
My Turn: Alaska needs tourists; don't chase them away

...public-sector employment dropped 9 percent in the past decade. This trend is likely to continue, especially now that state oil revenue is falling along with oil prices. Tourism is the second largest private sector of the Alaska economy behind oil...
Higher oil prices could help fiscal gap a little

...developing resources. He also has promised to evaluate the benefits of a oil price protection program to lock in state oil revenues while prices are high. Joanna Markell can be reached at .
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...isn't part of the original mission of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., which was established in 1976 to manage state oil revenue for future generations. But it's one of a few peripheral duties the corporation has taken on to promote the state...
Alaska home prices soften, but housing market holds steady overall

...effect. There are uncertainties for the economy, such as in federal funding, but Alaska's situation, with robust state oil revenues and strong prices for resource commodities, is much stronger than in the 1980s. "As comforting as this might be...
Rough waters ahead for the ferry system

...told the Marine Transportation Advisory Board that the ferry service faces many challenges in the years ahead as state oil revenue declines, federal dollars dry up and prices for construction and materials skyrocket, placing more stress on the...
Tariff ruling may lead to higher state oil revenues

An administrative law judge's ruling that rates have been too high for shipping oil through the trans-Alaska oil pipeline could mean higher earnings for state coffers.
Alaska Digest

...Pipeline transportation costs are subtracted from oil prices to determine revenue received by the state for production from state-owned North Slope land. Lower pipeline costs potentially boost state oil revenue by millions of dollars.
The Permanent Fund Dividend vs. income tax

...hard-working Alaskans with the other. Instead of simply reducing the Permanent Fund dividends to supplement declining state oil revenues, this would create a whole new bureaucracy to manage and police the collection of a new income tax. This makes...
Rising oil prices again poised to sidetrack state's fiscal fix

...enough money to pay our way." Alaska has weathered other crashes and near-crashes as well. A 1986 recession cut state oil revenue by one-third and prompted deep state budget cuts. Prices rebounded and the cuts were called off. Lawmakers used...


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