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Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...the oil tax. Wielechowski, for example, favors returning to a tax structure that captures more for the state at higher oil prices. A referendum on the oil tax is scheduled for August.Parnell, for his part, told the Rotary group the best facts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-28/parnell-signs-budget-bills-makes-no-
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Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

...concedes SB21 would have reduced Alaska revenue by over $1 billion/yr. if it were in place at 2012 and 2013's higher oil prices. SB 21 should be replaced by a law letting Alaskans share fairly when high prices create staggering corporate profits...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-20/les-gara-sb-21-contains-troubling
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State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

...in their respective chambers - would reinstate a progressivity formula that was in the ACES tax but reduce it at higher oil prices and cap it at about $192.50 a barrel under current estimates, according to a fact sheet."We do bend the curve...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-02/state-democrats-unveil-another-oil-t
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State budget a work in progress

...version.That said, it is shaping up to be a more frugal capital budget than in recent years, when revenue from high oil prices boosted state coffers. The state's revenue forecast predicts a decline in the coming year, and the governor has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-21/state-budget-a-work-in-progress
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State: SB 21 is tax reform, not tax break

...structure that allows Alaska to share in the benefit of high oil prices.Mike Pawlowski, an oil and gas adviser for the Department...oil production continues to decline. She said the high oil prices in 2008 that allowed Gov. Sarah Palin to propose a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-25/state-sb-21-is-tax-reform-not-tax-br
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Citizens petition for voter referendum on oil tax change

...effect is affected substantially by oil prices. If a higher oil price is assumed, the former tax regime would have brought...million in fiscal year 2018, partly as an effect of a higher oil price assumed by the revenue department, an average of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-20/citizens-petition-for-voter-referend
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Oil tax reform keeps Alaska in the game

...while production is up everywhere else in the nation. ACES caused Alaska to miss out on the oil boom brought about by high oil prices.That should concern every Alaskan interested in good jobs, a sound economy and a bright future. It certainly raised...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-02/oil-tax-reform-keeps-alaska-in-th
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Port Mac on schedule, if funding keeps flowing

...is currently counting on the unsecure future of federal spending, oil flow through the pipeline and near-record high oil prices.To date, the rail project has received $146 million in state appropriation funding and approval for another...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-29/port-mac-on-schedule-if-funding-keep
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Knopp: Local service a good way to learn the issues

...great friendship and working relationship with the Governor. * Our state being blessed with a lot of revenue from high oil prices and having the monies to share with communities. Our economic risks are: * Not having our representative from the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-08-21/knopp-local-service-a-good-way-to
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Time for change in Alaska

...in the United States. We very much are not. But, Alaska has more than $10 billion in the bank because of recent high oil prices. This money is not in the Permanent Fund and it's not committed to anything. We have money. We don't have a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-11-26/time-for-change-in-alaska
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