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Rhetoric paints inaccurate picture of local education system

...that the Kenai's residents are gouged by tax payments for schools. This is also without merit. With the state using oil taxes to pay for about 2/3rds of our school district's expenses, it is clear that local residents do not have to foot that...
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...planned for the North Slope and for new investment promised to Alaskans."BP, Exxon and ConocoPhillips all advocated the oil-tax cuts approved by state lawmakers in 2013 as a way to encourage new investment and additional production. The state relies...
Thank you for voting - now, keep up the good work

...not 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...
What others say: Low voter turnout speaks ill of residents' commitment to solutions

...the radio in the months leading up to Tuesday's primary election, one would have been hard pressed to forget about the oil tax issue raised by Ballot Measure 1. But looking over turnout statistics from across the state, one would never guess that...
Sullivan leads GOP Senate race

...state-level politics since resigning in 2009 and becoming a paid contributor for Fox News, re-emerged to support an oil tax referendum that also is on the ballot - if successful, it would restore the tax system she championed as governor - and...
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...
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...their supporters, and I hope they live up to them," he said. Supporters hailed Parnell's measure under the banner of oil-tax reform. It replaced the former system championed by former Gov. Sarah Palin's "Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share...
Locals hear both sides of Measure No. 1 debate

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

...drawn plenty of attention. Ballot Measure One is a referendum asking voters to weigh in on the changes to the state's oil tax laws made during the 2013 legislative session, known as SB 21. A yes vote rejects SB 21; a no vote approves the law...
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

...90,150 to 81,707, giving the no side a 52.5 percent edge. "The results confirm that voters decided to give the oil tax structure a chance to work," said Willis Lyford, spokesman for the Vote No on 1 campaign. Gov. Sean Parnell's...


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