Articles

How much did SB21 Cost Alaska?

2020-07-02T15:11:34-08:00June 30th, 2020|

Under SB21, Alaskans’ share has been anything but fair. SB21 has made a bad situation unbearable through providing artificially low production tax rates and unnecessary tax credits for our three largest and most profitable oil fields. Alaskans simply cannot afford to continue giving away billions of dollars in corporate ... Read More

How Unjustifiable Tax Breaks Take Funds Away from Schools, Seniors & What Alaskans Believe In

2020-06-09T16:45:26-08:00June 4th, 2020|

~ By Les Gara June 4, 2020 I believe in an Alaska we want to live in, not leave. And that’s why fair oil reform, by removing excessive oil company tax breaks on our three most profitable, largest oil fields needs to be part of a solution to Alaska’s ... Read More

Say ‘Yes’ to Alaska’s Fair Share Oil Tax

2020-04-09T06:59:57-08:00December 5th, 2019|

by Paul Seaton Nearly all Alaskans have a common problem. They want more money for an increased Permanent Fund Dividend or they want more money for maintaining vital Alaska services. However, there is no recurring source of revenue from which to get the money. There is not even recurring money ... Read More

Dunleavy Administration Distorts Oil Tax Initiative Summary

2020-04-09T07:01:17-08:00November 21st, 2019|

by Dermot Cole The Dunleavy administration wants to defeat the oil tax initiative in the worst way. Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer have chosen to go about it in the worst way, distorting what is supposed to be a “true and impartial summary” of the ballot ... Read More

State’s Distorted Summary of Oil Tax Initiative Previews Future Oil Industry Talking Points

2020-04-09T07:00:47-08:00October 21st, 2019|

by Dermot Cole Attorney General Kevin Clarkson appears to be taking lessons from Bill Clinton’s—“It depends upon what the meaning of the word is, is”—handbook of political babble. Clarkson signed off on a ballot summary for the proposed oil tax initiative that is so misleading that it appears designed to ... Read More

A Fair Share Will Help Fix Alaska’s Self-inflicted Deficit

2020-04-09T07:01:51-08:00September 26th, 2019|

by Les Gara Gov. Mike Dunleavy has presented Alaskans with a false choice. He claims we have to pick between our seniors, schools, university, construction jobs — the state’s construction budget has been slashed during this self-inflicted deficit crisis — and economy, or a larger Permanent Fund dividend. This false ... Read More

We Live in Interesting Times in Alaska

2020-04-09T07:02:49-08:00August 2nd, 2019|

by Joe Paskvan Alaska voted to give away money, including oil credits, to the oil companies. Alaska “decided” in that vote to not act like a prudent landowner or taxing entity. Too many Alaskans believed the oil pitch of Alaska’s immediate return to 1 million barrels per day. Ironically, recent ... Read More