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What others say: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...veto until a larger conversation can happen.Last year Alaska paid out more in tax credits than it collected in oil production taxes from producers. Until Walker pulled out his veto pen, Alaska was anticipating to spend $400 million more this...
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...still riding with the momentum from a surge of new activity following the Legislature's approval of a revamped oil production tax in 2013.Work continuing this winter includes the $4 billion Point Thomson gas and condensate project east of Prudhoe...
Voices of Alaska: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...and their neighbors fought for statehood so Alaskans could control our resources. I think we can all agree that an oil production tax that nets negative returns to the state does not meet Alaska's constitutional mandate to develop our resources...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...additional revenues, it makes adjustments to the budget.For now, he said he is not planning to revisit the state's oil production tax, which was overhauled in 2013 and withstood a referendum last summer.The prior tax system was credited with helping...
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits extend those credits.But that will not affect Cook Inlet, where the report said producers largely pay no oil production taxes and a low, fixed rate on gas production. The report said a pre-2006 tax regime largely still holds there...
Governor-elect Walker sees tough days ahead "owner-state," not giving in to the whims of industry. Industry groups that supported the rollback of oil production taxes championed by Parnell and his efforts to advance a liquefied natural gas project are anxious to see how the incoming...
Parnell says serving was honor

...results were too close to draw any clear messages from voters, but critics believe resentment from the rollback of oil production taxes and his handling of allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard contributed...
Alaska faces $3.5 billion deficit amid lower oil prices

...1.2 billion the following year.One of the biggest political debates in recent years was over the state's oil production tax. The tax was overhauled in 2013, a change that critics said amounted to a giveaway to oil companies.But Burnett...
Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

...May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr. Scott Goldsmith entitled, "Alaska's Oil Production Tax: Comparing the Old and the New" which has been placed in the center of the debate to repeal the new oil tax enacted...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...Alaska relies heavily on oil revenue to fund state government operations and the Legislature last year passed an oil production tax-cut, championed by Parnell, as a way to encourage more investment and production. Critics say it's a giveaway...


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