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Juneau questions SB21 experts

...for smaller independent oil companies hoping to get involved with North Slope oil.Advocating for a reform to the oil tax law that only granted tax credits on investment in Alaska, Gara said repealing SB21 now will give Alaskans a better product...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...state's official long-term production estimates, published annually in November, were put together before the new tax law took effect and do not reflect the level of response shown by the companies recently.Alaska voters will decide whether...
Chamber lunch becomes arena for oil tax sparring

...their employees.Gregg Erickson with the Vote Yes on 1 Campaign spoke first. The Vote Yes side wants to repeal the oil tax law.Anticipating a point to be made by his opponent, Erickson unexpectedly started by openly endorsing the claim that SB21...
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...the North Slope, but it's accrued a different alias from its critics - "The Oil Wealth Giveaway.""Changing the tax law has not had the desired result of increasing net production in the past," Fisher said. "What Alaska needs is a tax...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012.The report released Thursday also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the decision to tow the Kulluk to Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell PLC believed the drill vessel would have qualified...
Alaska needs better than SB 21 and ACES of their prime talking points when encouraging the public to vote against the measure that would repeal SB21, the tax law passed last year. But if ACES was really flawed, it doesn't mean the so-called More Alaska Production Act is good...
Slack Tide: Protaxination time

...although I do it from a real, partially tax-deductible home office, with some out-of-state clients whose income tax laws apply to me and others whose don't. I've got dependents, depreciable assets, retirement vehicles, work vehicles...
Feds: No more false starts on Alaska gas pipeline the way the bill proposes.Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, asked whether the bill, which references the oil tax law, will have any impact on the oil tax referendum later this year. A Department of Law attorney said she was not prepared...
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Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...will need to be restrained in spending and use savings to help get by while oil prices are lower. Supporters of the new tax law have said they believe it will lead to more production, but critics question that.
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Floor of Alaska Senate breaks out into oil tax debate

...never capture windfall profits when oil taxes spike as the state did under the old system, he said.A referendum on the tax law is scheduled for the August primary ballot. French said Alaskans can go to the polls and vote to fix the tax, allowing...
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