Articles

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

Alaska Should Stop Giving Costly Oil Tax Credits

2020-04-09T07:03:27-08:00March 15th, 2019|

by Joe Paskvan The lose/lose conundrum advanced by the administration of maintaining either the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend or education, both K-12 and UA, has a solution. Eliminate oil tax credits. Sadly, Alaska is obligated to pay an $8 credit per barrel when the wellhead price is less than $80 ... Read More

Alaska’s Oil Production Tax is Broken

2020-04-09T07:04:09-08:00March 20th, 2017|

by Robin Brena Part One As owners, we Alaskans are entitled to one-third of the gross revenues from the sale of our oil. We realize our fair share through a combination of revenues from a production tax, royalty payments, income taxes and real property taxes. Production taxes are the most critical. ... Read More

Alaska’s fair share of oil revenue is foundation of fiscal plan

2020-04-09T07:04:44-08:00October 24th, 2016|

by Robin Brena I recently suggested Alaskans should recover a fair share of our petroleum wealth.  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 ... Read More