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Voices of Alaska: Don't blame oil tax reform for budget deficit

...that means Alaska is in much better shape with the new tax law because today's more predictable and stable tax policy...More investment equals more oil.Secondly, the new tax law changed the way tax credits are issued. Now they are tied...
Results in Juneau leave reader dissatisfied

...prepare our children for their challenges as adults? Are you comfortable with the fact that due to our toothless oil tax laws, we will be paying the oil companies to produce our oil, and not the other way around? And why didn't our lawmakers...
Senate majority eyes October target for gas line session

...Department commissioner, said the question of what, if any, legislation is required and what changes to oil and gas property tax laws might be required to enable the project to go ahead is complex."Good progress has been made in this matter but discussions...
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker production taxes this year and about $400 million more next year. He referenced the 2013 rewrite of Alaska's oil tax law, saying the overhaul occurred with little consideration given to low prices. Giving away more in tax breaks than the...
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...governor is not currently proposing any particular change to state law," she said by email. "We need to analyze our tax laws and determine what is working and what is not. Any proposed change will be rooted in solid analysis. We're in the...
Plenty on the ballot in Tuesday's primary

...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.Also...
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...
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...
Feds: No more false starts on Alaska gas pipeline 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...
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...


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