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Bill seeking new Native corporations in Congress

...why the five communities were excluded, other than congressional intent, according to a report by the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research.The inclusion of the communities is opposed by federal officials who say...
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

Tuesday's vote on Ballot Measure 1 will decide if Alaska retains a controversial oil tax system adopted by the Legislature in 2013 or reverts to the previous tax system, known as ACES.
Alaska needs an end to the shutdown

...2006, and I know firsthand how central the federal government is to Alaska's economy. According to the University of Alaska's Institute for Social and Economic Research, the federal government is the single largest driver of Alaska's economy...
Study says Pebble Mine would impact Alaska's economy considerably

...molybdenum, and 67 million ounces of gold," Goldsmith wrote. Goldsmith is a professor of economics at the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. The economic analysis firm IHS Global Insight completed the study; Alaska-based...
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

...and Beaufort seas, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research says production in Alaska's offshore Arctic waters alone could last for...
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

...way to get the oil to market, and oil production is a major jobs engine for the state. According to the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research, oil production supports approximately 42,000 jobs direct jobs, 31...
APOC takes up soft money regulations

The Alaska Public Offices Commission took on the issue of soft money in political campaigns Monday by considering new rules forcing disclosure and sanctioning a soft money group that ran ads critical of Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer. The commission, Alaska's campaign finance watchdog agency, agreed to consider new rules requiring state political parties to divulge how they spend campaign contributions aimed at party-building expenses.
Education task force faces tight timeline

...improvement there. "Any change to the Foundation Formula could have an impact on Juneau," she said. The University of Alaska's Institute for Economic and Social Research, or ISER, did a study which found much different educational costs than...
Conference strays from agenda, takes look at income tax

The Conference of Alaskans, tasked with answering four questions regarding the Alaska Permanent Fund and the fiscal gap, strayed outside of the confines of its agenda Wednesday to explore taxes and other solutions.
My Turn: Oil tax bill earned its demise

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal for new taxes on the oil industry is not good legislation. Neither he nor his administration did a good job of selling this to the public. The governor's proposal attempts to undo 2007's Alaska Clear and Equitable Share, which has a base net profits tax of 25 percent and a progressivity factor of 0.4 (starting at $30 per barrel of net profit or when the West Coast spot price reaches about $56 per barrel). The proposal intends to reward the oil industry for exploration, development and production.


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