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Ballot Measure 1 will help save PFDs, avoid cuts to K-12 education, minimize taxes on Alaskans, and save and create thousands of Alaskan jobs.
Alaska needs a fair share from the sale of our oil to economically recover and have a meaningful future.
We are giving away our oil, and with it, our future. We can no longer afford to provide massive tax breaks for oil produced from our largest and most profitable fields.
Given a choice between their major oil supporters and our share of production, our Permanent Fund, our jobs or our dividends, they have consistently voted in favor of their major oil supporters and against our future.
With its oil production tax collecting less than the state provides in oil tax credits, Alaska is getting far less than it's fair share for its resources.
Arguments against Alaska's fair share of oil revenues are traps set by strong claimants with weak claims. Alaskans should dismiss them.
I recently suggested Alaskans should recover a fair share of our petroleum wealth (Commentary, Oct. 2). There have been several well-taken responses to my suggestion. The purpose for this article is to reply to those responses so we may continue an important conversation for Alaskans’ futures. What is our fair share? Alaskans should receive one-third of … Continue reading Alaska’s fair share of oil revenue is foundation of fiscal plan
Alaska has permitted our annual, net petroleum revenues to decline from 35 percent of the $24 billion in petroleum revenues realized from exporting our oil in 2012 (or $8.5 billion) to 8 percent of the $13.8 billion in petroleum revenues realized from exporting our oil in 2015 (or $1.1 billion). This is a $7.4 billion reduction … Continue reading Alaska needs to reclaim its fair share of oil revenue
The state of Alaska’s annual budget for general funds it may spend without restriction is $5 billion, while its current revenues are only $1 billion. The resulting $4 billion deficit threatens the quality of life and economic future of all Alaskans. To resolve this massive deficit, we need the political will to reduce spending and increase revenues to … Continue reading Alaskans’ fair share of petroleum revenue
OPINION: Bill Walkers vision and leadership on several issues is aligned with the interests of all Alaskans.
OPINION: Because Alaska is having a good-faith disagreement as to how best to proceed with resource development, voters should repeal and force lawmakers to draft a better bill.