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Voices of Alaska: Welcoming President Obama to Alaska

...deprive Alaskans of our best economic prospects. Many renewable energy projects in our state were made possible with state revenues derived from oil production. Our Permanent Fund gave the world a model of how to transform non-renewable wealth into a renewable...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-26/voices-of-alaska-welcoming-presid
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Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

...for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the...prices, Alaska loses $120 million in revenue, explained Pat Pitney, director of the...the fiscal year with $400 million less revenue than expected, Hoffbeck said.For lawmakers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-25/falling-oil-prices-gouge-state-budge
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Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

...mega-project, which Walker called the state's "strongest get-well option fiscally." Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government and is facing large deficits amid low oil prices. It is using savings to help balance its budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/governor-plans-to-call-for-company-b
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New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers, reporters

...increased its court fees to, in part, make up for declining revenue. A new rule raising state court fees that started Aug. 1...everybody."According to the amendment proposal, the new revenue created by the increased fees will go to the state's general...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-20/new-court-fees-to-affect-citizens-la
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Voices of Alaska: Don't let fear lead to bad decisions

...reforms that WILL happen as oil revenues decline. Don't let fear...or Sales taxes! Nonsense! Revenue from development of natural...Unrestricted GF petroleum revenue divided by the number of AK...spending to match projected revenue. If we try to use personal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/voices-of-alaska-dont-let-fear-le
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Motive behind set net ban is reallocation

...provides jobs and tax income to cities and boroughs alike. What will happen to south-central Alaska when it loses those tax revenues? Taxes will go up for all residents. What happens to the 700 set net families and their crews if they can't set net anymore...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-20/voices-of-alaska-motive-behind-se
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DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

...River drainage," said John Morrison from the Alaska Mental Health Trust. "The revenue anticipated from this project alone with effectively double our historic revenue from trust lands. The granting of an IFR would be the end of this project...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-22/dnr-hears-arguments-for-chuitna-wate
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Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

...even if it were set at a low rate relative to other states - the state could generate several hundred million in unrestricted revenue annually," according to Standard and Poor's, which then concluded, "In our view, therefore, the state has sufficient...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/standard-and-poors-downgrades-alaska
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Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...partner, the costs and shares of revenues were aligned, "and it made...due to a sharp drop in oil revenues. "For the state, the financing...with debt through project revenue bonds and with no cash equity...a state savings fund of oil revenues, and now exceeds $55 billion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state/2015-08-16
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Conservation plan will determine federal funds for Alaskan wildlife

...the Pittman-Robertson tax generates revenue from gun and ammunition sales for conservation...which translates to an increase in tax revenue which funnels back to the states," Kirchoff said. "On the sportfish side, their revenue stream has really declined in recent years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-11/conservation-plan-will-determine-fed
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