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Rich Lowry: At the IRS, stuff happens

...must routinely break mirrors, open umbrellas indoors and spill salt. They set out to fairly administer the nation's tax laws and through a series of bad breaks ended up applying them lopsidedly against their ideological enemies. They intended...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-29/rich-lowry-at-the-irs-stuff-happe
Opinion
Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

...Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The group's task forces met to write recommended bills on topics from education and tax law to environmental regulation, labor law and criminal justice that ALEC's legislative members will sponsor in their statehouses...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-12/where-do-the-elite-meet-behind-cl
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ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

...website, as Web Note No. 17, "Alaska's Oil and Gas Production Tax: Comparing the Old and the New."While the new tax law might impose higher taxes on companies in some years the industry still supports the change, Goldsmith told the RDC...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-12/iser-backs-revenue-on-tax-impact
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Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released Thursday.The report also says Alaska's tax laws influenced the decision to tow the Kulluk to Seattle for maintenance. Royal Dutch Shell PLC believed the drill vessel...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-03/report-poor-management-led-to-shell-
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Feds: No more false starts on Alaska gas pipeline

...in the way the bill proposes.Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, asked whether the bill, which references the oil tax law, will have any impact on the oil tax referendum later this year. A Department of Law attorney said she was not prepared...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-19/feds-no-more-false-starts-on-alaska-
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Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

...never capture windfall profits when oil taxes spike as the state did under the old system, he said.A referendum on the tax law is scheduled for the August primary ballot. French said Alaskans can go to the polls and vote to fix the tax, allowing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-10/oil-taxes-debated-on-senate-floor
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Locals asked to support 'Vote No'

...Bookey said. The Alaska Legislature passed ACES into law in 2007, which Bookey said, was the most complicated oil tax law in the country with the highest rates. "It did not increase production," he said. "It chilled the investment climate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-19/locals-asked-to-support-vote-no
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State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

...has also proposed legislation, in SB 192, that would reduce some of the tax benefits allowed to companies under the new tax law enacted by SB 21. French said he supports Stedman's bill. The Democrat's bill goes further than Stedman in proposing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-02/state-democrats-unveil-another-oil-t
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Voices of Alaska: Budgeting with Alaskan opportunity in view

...Alaskans. More trucks are hauling on the Dalton Highway, and more aircraft fly in and out of Deadhorse. The new oil tax law is keeping businesses, shops and Alaskan workers across the state busy as they try to meet the renewed demand for construction...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-23/voices-of-alaska-budgeting-with-a
Opinion
State releases revenue forecast

...Revenue officials say has more to do with lower-than-expected oil prices and declining production than with the new oil tax law.The fall revenue forecast, released Wednesday, shows that the state expects to receive nearly $2.1 billion in unrestricted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-04/state-releases-revenue-forecast
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