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Industry wary amid shakeups

...state finances as oil prices continue to drop."However, the governor is not seeking any change to the credits or oil tax structure," at least for now, Hoffbeck said.On the oil price situation and revenue slide, Minge said he is optimistic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/industry-wary-amid-shakeups
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Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

...revenues to fund state government, and the trans-Alaska pipeline is its economic lifeline. Alaska changed its oil tax structure in 2013, in hopes it would lead to more production. The state currently faces projected multibillion-dollar deficits...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/murkowski-pushes-back-on-federal-gov
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What others say: Beginning again

...financial problem along to the next governor and to the next governor. Parnell convinced the Legislature to pass a new oil-tax structure bill. Then he assured voters when an attempt to repeal it surfaced to stay with the structure.The state's revenue...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-10/what-others-say-beginning-again
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Parnell says serving was honor

...operate, faces budget deficits amid slumping revenues. In 2013, after several failed attempts to overhaul the oil tax structure put in place by Palin, Parnell won passage of a tax cut he saw as a way to boost production and encourage new investment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-30/parnell-says-serving-was-honor
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Business outlook positive amid oil price drop

...hanging in there at about $1.8 billion in commitments," Franz said.While the retention of Senate Bill 21's oil tax structure was generally viewed as positive in the business community, he said there is always a lag in investment, which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-07/business-outlook-positive-amid-oil-p
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Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...revenue diversification measures passed in deficit years 2003-06 rolled back as soon as we had high oil prices and an oil tax structure that gave us a surplus. For example, the business tax was cut in half, the lowest gasoline tax in the nation was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
Opinion
Thank you for voting - now, keep up the good work

...affiliated with a political party, this year's August ballot included a measure - the referendum on the state's oil tax structure - that has the potential to impact the state for decades to come. After a few election cycles with voter turnout...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-30/thank-you-for-voting-now-keep-up-
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Voters weigh in on primary ballots

...repeal Senate Bill 21, which was passed by lawmakers in 2013, replacing Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share or ACES oil tax structure and a no vote would let SB 21 stand. Tuesday night, the measure was too close to call. "(Measure No. 1) is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/voters-weigh-in-on-primary-ballots
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Locals hear both sides of Measure No. 1 debate

...Tuesday, Alaskans will have a say in the state's oil tax structure with a yes vote to repeal Senate Bill 21 or no vote...replaced Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, oil tax structure that was passed in 2007. French said he thinks some...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-17/locals-hear-both-sides-of-measure-no
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Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

...rejecting legislative acts."Ballot Measure 1, a measure that would repeal Senate Bill 21 changing Alaska's oil tax structure, is an example of asking voters to repeal legislative acts.Price praised the Supreme Court for making the right...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-09/alaska-supreme-court-reverses-food-t
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