FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2014
JUNEAU – Today, Representative David Guttenberg (D-Interior/Wade Hampton) released the following statement in response to today’s Alaska Supreme Court decision upholding the fair assessed value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) for local property tax purposes.
“This Supreme Court decision is monumentally important. The court has made it clear: it’s about time the state starts living up to its Constitutional obligation to maximize the benefit to Alaskans from their natural resources. The governor needs to reverse course and stand up for Alaskans instead of giving their resource wealth away at every opportunity. I’m grateful to the leaders of the North Slope Borough, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the City of Valdez for fighting for Alaskans when the governor would not,” said Guttenberg.