“As a 66 year resident, retired contractor , father and grandfather of Alaska’s future economic contributors, I care about the direction our state is headed with regards to the decisions we make today. I’ve witnessed the oil company and it’s lobbying for the best deal for many many years and it’s time to adjust the production taxes to market standards paid across the globe. Infrastructure in the legacy fields involved has long been paid for with record profits being earned. Alaska deserves to share in these profits at an adjusted tax rate as we’re all in this together.

I am thankful for all the contributions that have been made over the years but just imagine how much better off the state would have been and still can be with rates boosted to industry standards. I am definitely voting YES for Alaska’s fair share.

~ Steve Wakeland