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Kurt Olson: Issues include gas line, oil taxes, health care

I am continually asked about several issues. Here are my thoughts about three of them: Gas Line After being involved with the gas line issue for 13 years, I feel confident we are on the right track.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/kurt-olson-issues-include-gas-lin
Opinion
Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...tax was cut in half, the lowest gasoline tax in the nation was suspended, and vehicle registration fees were reduced. Oil taxes were just changed to preclude big surpluses if future oil prices spike so we cannot rely on balancing deficits with future...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
Opinion
Voices of the Peninsula: Parnell has natural gas pipeline on the right track

...He's worked with members of the Legislature and myself to truly advance Alaska's interests. Work on a gasline, on oil taxes, on Cook Inlet reform, and on Pt Thomson is putting thousands of Alaskans to work.This is the route I choose for Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-20/voices-of-the-peninsula-parnell-h
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Voices of Alaska: Parnell shows strong support for higher education

...myself, what is the candidate's promise and what is the evidence that he can deliver on an issue of importance to me? Oil taxes, gas lines, health care, and budgets are clearly important issues worthy of extensive coverage and debate. For me...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-18/voices-of-alaska-parnell-shows-st
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ACES is better for Alaskans

...vote? I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for three years of effort in evaluating oil taxes. I have no reason to mislead anyone. Careful study reaches one conclusion-ACES is better for all Alaskans. The North...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-31/aces-is-better-for-alaska
Letters
BP Exec: Alaska should change oil taxes

...short term and be scaled back in the long run. John Minge is in Juneau, making a pitch for more sweeping changes to oil taxes than the Senate has proposed. He spoke with The Associated Press Wednesday. Under the current tax structure, known...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-14/bp-exec-alaska-should-change-oil-tax
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-28/rhetoric-paints-inaccurat
Letters
Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

...the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday.Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in...the new system will never capture windfall profits when oil taxes spike as the state did under the old system, he said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-10/oil-taxes-debated-on-senate-floor
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Budget, oil taxes on legislative agenda this week

...budgets, and bills dealing with oil taxes, a liquefied natural gas trucking...introduced bills this session to cut oil taxes and advance a plan to bring gas and...things to watch for this week: ? OIL TAXES: House Resources is starting to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-24/budget-oil-taxes-on-legislative-agen
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Lawmakers talk oil taxes, budget issues at forum

...this state, we'll continue to see that decline." Oil taxes were the main topic of conversation at a Wednesday gathering...degree of difficulty and amount of time it takes to change oil taxes in the state if they aren't working. "If students...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-01/lawmakers-talk-oil-taxes-budget-issu
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