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Voices of Alaska: Oil tax needs to be competitive

...decreasing -- and no wonder. Alaska was in the mid-range of oil tax regimes for competitiveness under the Murkowski Administration, but enacted the highest marginal tax rate in the world under Gov. Sarah Palin. This is demonstrated by the...
Coastal plan changes elicit chilly remarks

...Zone Management Act articulated in its various responses to the OCRM. Shavelson, on the other hand, said Murkowski administration officials had "stretched the truth" when they claimed the reforms envisioned in HB 191 would not cost the...
Op-ed: Repeal and replace the giveaway

...giveaway is that the state will lose billions of dollars. A former Department of Revenue official from the Murkowski administration has said this giveaway "just simply doesn't pencil out." It is a fact that there is not one thing in this...
Legislature will open healthy dialogue on oil taxes

...This type of net profits tax is still fairly new in Alaska. In 2006 the North Slope producers persuaded the Murkowski administration to propose a net profits tax as a part of their gas pipeline negotiations. The new tax was passed in 2006 and...
Proposed coastal plan gives borough less say

...a nightmare of " bureaucratic red tape" for the little guy. He said the new language resulting from the Murkowski administration's policy had "handcuffed the local communities." Nevertheless, after a year of negotiations with the state...
Special session looms

...Budget and Audit Committee meeting Thursday morning to hear from two leading economists, Pedro van Meurs, the Murkowski administration's top consultant on the proposed natural gas pipeline project and on the PPT law, and Daniel Johnston, who...
ACES battle looms

...amendments to the PPT. Wagoner said he believes the Senate should have experts on the level of Pedro van Meurs, the Murkowski administration's top consultant on the proposed natural gas pipeline project and on the PPT law, and Daniel Johnston, who...
River overcrowding tops KRSMA's to-do list

...the biggest obstacle in getting these issues resolved is for the state to take no action. He said during the Murkowski administration nothing happened, there was no funding and KRSMA didn't go anywhere with the issues it felt was important...
Opportunity is knocking: Alaska salmon need protection from mixing-zone loophole

...Administration to return trust and legitimacy to this once-proud program. But the most glaring rollback from the Murkowski Administration remains the loophole that allows polluting "mixing zones" in Alaska's prized salmon spawning areas. Mixing...
Rare license plate finds a home at Kenai Vet Center

...plate appeared several years ago when Bannock first took up his duties as DMV director and was then given to the Murkowski administration with the intention of using the collector?s plate for a special commemorative or presentation. Bannock says...


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