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Alaska editorial: The big picture: Oil tax reform justified by information at hand

...Senate Finance Committee. However, he has not let his concerns about the audits blind him to the broader problem. Stedman's committee last week was busily amending the Senate's reform bill, and - surprise - the legislation offers reduced oil...
All eyes on Senate, with tax plan expected

...general elements of the tax debate to try to get members up to speed, but he said it's been hard not knowing where Stedman's committee will ultimately end up."I just want to see a bill," he said.Senate Minority Leader John Coghill, who was...
Legislature OKs oil tax hike

Alaska will soon get a bigger share of its increasingly valuable oil resources, after new Gov. Sarah Palin won an improbable victory in the Legislature despite strong opposition from top legislative leaders and the state's most powerful industry.
Lawmakers expect a quiet end to session

...continued effort on that next year," he said. "I personally feel oil is more likely to stay higher than lower." Stedman's committee also has more than 100 bills awaiting review, including 15 introduced by Palin. "The unfortunate thing is for...
Ketchikan lawmaker seeks bond for bridge

...draft a new version of HB 314 leaving the Gravina bonds out. "The dilemma," he said, is the bill will move to Stedman's committee once the House finishes with it. The governor can't use her line-item veto power to cut a particular project...


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