Alaska’s Oldest Continuously Operating Daily Says “Yes on Ballot Measure 1”

November 1, 2020
Contact: campaign manager David Dunsmore (907)278-8000 (headquarters) or (907)830-4288 (cell)

With two days left before polls close, supporters of Alaska’s Fair Share scored a major endorsement today as the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner published an editorial urging Alaskans to vote yes on Ballot Measure 1.

“You might think that Ballot Measure 1, the Alaska’s Fair Share Act, is just about oil taxes. It isn’t,” the editorial begins. “It’s about the collective failure of the state’s present and past elected officials to ensure that Alaska has a fiscally sound and prosperous future that can endure the ups and downs of oil prices and production.”

The editorial concludes by saying, “Governors and Legislatures past and present have failed to produce results, however. We’re out of time. A yes vote on Ballot Measure 1 is the means to force some action to stop our fiscal bleeding.”

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is Alaska’s oldest continuously operating daily newspaper and one of the farthest north daily newspapers in the world.

Ballot Measure 1 would increase Alaska’s share of production revenue only from Alaska’s three largest and most profitable oil fields. It would end the shroud of secrecy and make company profits on these fields public information so it can no longer be hidden. Alaska’s Fair Share will be decided by voters on Tuesday.

For additional information contact campaign manager David Dunsmore at (907)278-8000 (headquarters) or (907)830-4288 (cell).


Read the full Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial here.