Oil Industry Give-Backs, Part 2
I’ve been spending time with my colleagues in the powerful House Finance Committee.
Lots of time.
We are closing in on two weeks of hearings on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to give another $2 billion a year to the oil companies – HB 110.
What we’ve learned so far is this: the oil companies really, really, really, really – I mean, really – want the money. And Parnell wants to give it to them.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Public Testimony Opportunities: Oil Tax Proposal; Constituent Meeting

The House Finance Committee will be holding its first public hearings on the Governor’s oil tax bill (HB 110) this Thursday and Friday. This proposed bill would give more than $10 billion over the next 5 years to the oil industry in a bid to get more oil in the pipeline.

I am very supportive of more oil production and more jobs for Alaskans. However, information discovered during review of HB 110 has raised serious questions about the best way to spur more oil production and jobs. Below is a longer discussion of the oil tax issue.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Meeting Fairbanks Families; HB110 Public Testimony;

I will host my second and final constituent meeting this Saturday, March 26th. This will be the final time we will be able to meet until the end of session to have a dialogue on Alaska’s future. There is a lot going on down here in Juneau and you can provide valuable input that I can take back to the Capital. The operating budget has moved to the Senate Finance Committee where they are hearing public testimony.

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Berta’s Briefings from Rep. Gardner: Here’s Your Chance to Weigh-In on the Governor’s Oil Tax Bill, HB110, known by some as “Fixing ACES”, and by others as “Giving $2 Billion per year Back to the Oil Industry”.

The House Finance Committee will be holding its first public hearings on the Governor’s oil tax bill, HB110 this coming Thursday and Friday. You can testify from the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 220 at the following times:
Thursday, March 24 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, March 25 3:00pm – 7:00pm

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Note from Rep. Gara: Public Testimony on Oil Tax; Pushing for Parking for Anchorage Hikers

On Monday, the House Finance Committee held a hearing where only those who support the Governor’s $2 billion per year oil tax rollback were invited to speak. On Thursday and Friday, you get your chance to speak out; something I think should have been allowed at Monday’s hearing. Testimony will be held at your city’s Legislative Information Office (716 W. 4th Ave. in Anchorage) Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday, March 25, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. If an LIO is not accessible to you, call us and we can provide a call-in number.

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Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: Working for Lower Gasoline Prices; Turning Garbage into Energy; Anchorage Caucus Meetings; and House Finance Taking Testimony on Oil Tax Bill

Gasoline prices are back in the national news, but in Alaska high gas prices have been an issue that hasn’t gone away. Since 2008 Alaskan gas prices have consistently been the highest in the nation, excluding state taxes, even though we produce more oil per capita than any other state. It didn’t use to be this way, as early as March 2007 Anchorage actually had the lowest gas prices of any city in the country.

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