Instead of finding creative and bipartisan ways to take more of Alaskans’ Permanent Fund dividend money, the Legislature should show some leadership and focus on a modest adjustment in oil taxes and credits. The more than 40,000 Alaskans who signed the Fair Share Initiative agree that oil taxes need to be at the forefront of the budget conversation and it’s time for legislators to listen.
Alaska will still be the most profitable place in the world for the oil industry to do business with an oil tax bill that can achieve a robust budget and a full PFD check at the same time. Let’s get to work.
— Nick Moe
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