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Voices of the Peninsula: Permanent Fund earnings should be part of budget solution

Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans' most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy.
Administration pitches new plan to fund government

...power needs.Under the proposal, most of Alaska's oil and gas revenue would flow directly into the Permanent Fund. A portion...plan would tie Alaskans' annual checks directly to oil and gas revenue, instead of to investment income.Currently, dividends...
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Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...coming months, something's got to give. There just isn't enough money in the state to make up for the drop in oil and gas revenue.With that in mind, we encourage peninsula residents to take public officials up on their invitations to provide...
State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...1 passes in August, it's a stipulated fact that the Prudhoe Bay oil patch - which provides the bulk of state oil and gas revenues - is a mature field. While Gov. Parnell's oil tax reforms may provide a meaningful incentive for producers to...
Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

...representative, Olson said one of the most frustrating issues he has faced is the oil tax structure changing so often. With oil and gas revenues supplying about 90 percent of the funds to run the state, Olson said, it's an important industry, but diversifying...
Oil tax tussle

...a year in Fiscal 2017, the department said. For reference, the state will earn about $10.1 billion in all oil and gas revenues in its current budget year, Fiscal 2012, and is expected to have a $2.7 billion surplus. The surplus was previously...
Earmark ban is not the answer

...administration. For example, Congress could be prohibited from requiring that any percentage of federal offshore oil and gas revenues be shared with the State of Alaska. Furthermore, legislation providing critical federal loan guarantees for an...
OCS development a boon

...also provides a portion to those affected communities. Alaskans have been fighting for our fair share of offshore oil and gas revenues for years, but now the political and policy stars may be aligning to finally make it happen. I have been working...


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