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Both sides should be watching for effects of oil tax change

...structure were necessary, it also seems that we don't entirely trust the motivations of the oil industry or the state government.Just as opponents of the new tax law barely waited for the ink to dry on the bill before promising a referendum...
Too much noise

...multinational corporate "persons." As "the people" we can push back against the growing corporate control of our state government by voting yes on Ballot Proposition 1. By repealing the SB 21 oil giveaway we can help assure we get fair value...
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...primary, Walker said passage of the oil tax referendum would be a vote of no-confidence in Parnell, a former state government relations director for ConocoPhillips in Alaska. Walker supports repeal and said he would offer leadership that...
Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

...public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across Alaska.Voters will have the final say on the issue August 19 when they either vote...
Legislative spending offensive

...fiscal belts. Really? Perhaps the Republican majority should take their own advice. We can return control of our state government to the citizens by electing people who truly want to represent us. Three local candidates offer a change from this...
What others say: A booming economy can solve many problems

...Public-sector hiring has increased by 54,000 jobs so far this year, good news for hollowed-out local and state governments.The first-quarter 2.9 percent decline in gross domestic product is increasingly looking like a weather-related...
Don't celebrate Bergdahl's release

...deliver." As if the Taliban need to be assured of our good intentions, and as if the trustworthiness of the United States government is in any way comparable with that of a terrorist insurgency. It was folly that got Bergdahl captured, and folly...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline to help bump up revenue. 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...
What others say: The village of Tanana needs Alaska's support

...reportedly the leader of a group known as Athabascan Nation. The group doesn't recognize the authority of the state government and has been in conflict with the Tanana tribal government.Tribal leaders believe Nathanial Kangas was heavily...

...leader of the Athabascan (ath-a-BAS'-can) Nation, a small group that rejects the authority of the Alaska state government.Tanana Tribal Council chairman Curtis Sommer says the council is holding the older men accountable for rhetoric...


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