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Free ride for Alaskans coming to an end

...Norwegian friend how the drop in the price of oil was affecting them. His answer was not at all. They never used any oil money in their daily budget. They put all of their oil wealth into their Permanent Fund. Thus when the North Sea oil is depleted...
Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

JUNEAU, Alaska - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated...
Too much noise

...screech. The Supreme Court also says corporations are "persons" so, under the First Amendment to the Constitution, oil money is "protected" speech. Consequently the big three can spend as much as they want to shout down all us flesh and blood...
Bill would repeal local contribution to education

...forced to incorporate.The state picked up the entire cost of education in the early 1980s when Alaska was flush with oil money, Wilson said. But beginning in 1986, when oil fell to $9 a barrel, it began requiring the organized boroughs and...
State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

...He throws two billion dollars out of an airplane and hopes it lands in the piggy bank. Our bill makes sure Alaska's oil money goes into Alaska's piggy bank, and that for every dollar we give back to the industry, we get more oil production...
Alaska needs to think for the future

...billions of federal dollars we've received that facilitates the diversification of an economy not dependant upon federal or oil money? Before drastically cutting off the federal money flow, let's create a strong, independent economy. Ultimately...
What is gas line worth to state?

...come. It's not just about counting the last tax dollar; it's about a state with a future or a state running out of oil money. Take your pick. I know Alaskans are frustrated with the pace of gas line development. I'm sorry, but big projects...
Senate is working on its egg, but will it be golden?

...So, what comes next? How do we get from where we've been stuck to a united position on Alaska's fair share of oil money? We'd ask our legislators and governor to remember why they were elected in the first place: to represent the best...
Persily: Don't get discouraged about gas pipeline

...pipeline project by offering an equity investment of several billion dollars, he said. Alaska is currently flush with oil money. The state has $11 billion in ready cash reserves in its treasury and an additional $29 billion in its Permanent Fund...
Ulmer, panel ponder BP spill

...Everybody got a new school," he said. "There was plumbing, and sometimes it worked." The state's dependence on oil money means that drilling is here to stay, Jans agreed. "Every single governor has been pro-oil development, they have...


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