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My Turn: The Fourteenth Amendment has outlived its usefulness, yet these are all recent examples of the Fourteenth's tyranny.Now, the knee-jerk reaction from the Progressive Left is that anyone who questions the Fourteenth must be a racist. But it is black political and economic columnists...
My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...billion a year later. Parnell had the money to spend because we were flush from the combination of high oil prices and the progressive tax structure under ACES. We never felt the pinch from congressional Republicans reigning in the federal budget...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...around during the four-year-long debate about oil tax reform. But the primary source of unpredictability wasn't the progressive tax structure of ACES - it was the volatile market price of oil. Right now, the $40 per-barrel fall in oil prices...
Rotary club to host mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

...Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability...
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...moving parts. "Small movements in any of the factors has a significant change," he said of ACES, referring to the progressive tax scale that varies month to month. SB 21 has a flat 35 percent tax rate for existing wells. Actual FY 2014 production...
A tale of two bills

...of millions spent on ads that oil companies want to see SB21 remain. They prefer its flat 35 percent tax rate over the progressive tax scale of ACES, where rates change depending on oil prices.When asked if Alaska's gas pipeline depends on...
State | Local | SB21
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...for long-term success," something he doesn't believe ACES accomplished. Under the old structure, he said, the progressive tax was such that "more production makes the companies worse off.""Under SB21, it's a consistent relationship...
Local | SB21
Alaska's same-sex couples encouraged by national trend

...are encouraged by what they're seeing in courts across the country.Shelden, 44, said Alaska was heralded for the progressive nature of its constitution at statehood. The 1998 amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman...
State | Local
Palin defends Alaska oil tax structure she championed tax credits and share profits with them when oil flowed and prices were high. But companies complained that the progressive surcharge that was a feature of the system ate too deeply into profits, discouraging new investment. Even many supporters...
My Turn: SB 21: A definite maybe

...The good effects for Alaska from such an increase in investment are obvious. To that end, Senate Bill 21 removed the "progressive" feature of the previous tax regime, "ACES." This means the oil companies will benefit greatly from a large...


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