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What others say: An about face on exploration tax credits

...response to a specific question asked of Walker about what he would do to increase production in the face of falling oil prices that at the time were $82 per barrel for North Slope crude and have since declined to less than $60.While the price...
Time to get started on next year's budget

...toward developing contingency plans in the event that oil prices do what they've been doing.We're glad to see the...understandable to take a wait-and-see approach - maybe oil prices will rebound, maybe the Legislature will come up with...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...would be "foolish" to pass up federal money that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...state revenue losses caused by low oil prices.Writing a budget to meet our changing...reductions across state government. As oil prices continued to drop, the legislature...revenue. We cannot hope and wait for oil prices to go back up.It is time we all...
Work allowed to progress on 3 large-scale projects

...halted new, unobligated spending on those and several other major projects pending further review, citing a fall in oil prices that contributed to large state budget deficits.The state transportation department had raised concerns that Alaska...
What others say: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...System.Slashing payouts to the oil industry is the necessary move if Alaska is ever to balance its budget amid low oil prices. No entity, whether private business or governmental, should be getting a free ride, let alone taking more from the...
Senators using budget to put heat on administration, EPA emphasis on small-scale efficient and renewable energy projects in remote villages across the state emerged as oil prices escalated. While much of that work has been done with state money, federal Department of Energy grants have buoyed...
Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

...incentives that don't drain its resources, he said.The state is running deficits, a situation exacerbated by low oil prices, and is using money from savings to help balance the budget.In a letter to legislative leaders Monday, in which he...
What others say: Restoring Alaska-hire is nothing to brag about

...state unemployment rate less than the national average.Walker also spent part of his op-ed talking about depressed oil prices and smaller capital budgets being a reality, but soon after wrote: "The Port MacKenzie rail extension, a $120 million...
Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

...agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction...revenue.Barring a huge rebound in oil prices, things aren't expected to get...agreements allowing them to be reopened if oil prices reach or fall to certain levels...


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