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High oil prices leave Alaska flush

Rising oil prices drove up state oil revenues in the 2011 fiscal year by more than $2 billion, with total oil revenues to the state topping $7 billion for the year, according...
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...
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.
A Nader vote opposes corporate takeover care for all, free college tuition and a guaranteed income with no reduction in state services. Why are our state oil revenues for the safest oil and gas fields on the planet, the world's lowest? Why are there no windfall taxes on outrageous...
Alaska editorial: State budget deficit could return in 2008

...Little was wrong; the sky can't fall down. Predictors of a looming budget gap eventually will be proven right; state oil revenues cannot sustain public spending forever. The fiscal gap will be back. And maybe sooner rather than later. Perhaps...
Alaska's rich give little to charity

...Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who created the Denali Commission to funnel federal money to Alaska projects, and state oil revenues, for support."We may not want to think of ourselves as socialists, but we are," he said.That largess is...
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 .
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...
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...
Permanent fund ends year of depletion, turmoil

...resulting in a dividend amount of $2,069. The Legislature added another $1,200 to the dividend amount from surplus state oil revenues. Despite this year's statutory net income losses, dividend amounts are calculated on a five-year average of...


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