Gov. Parnell Urging Alaskans to Let Voices Be Heard on Oil Tax Future

Public testimony on Governor Sean Parnell’s new oil tax proposal beginning this week, Parnell said that now is the time for Alaskans to let their voices be heard …


Gov. Parnell: “My bill to increase oil production and attract new investment is centered on four principles: first, it’s fair to Alaskans; second, it encourages new production; third, it’s simple, restoring balance to the system; and fourth, it makes Alaska competitive for the long term. As I said in my State of the State address, if the Legislature passes legislation that meets these four principles, they won’t have to ask for my answer, because they will get my signature. I urge all Alaskans to make your voices heard by legislators this coming week. This is your first opportunity to let the Legislature know what turning around the decline in oil production means to you and your family.”


The Senate Special Committee on Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Throughput is going to be taking public testimony from Legislative Information Offices in Kenai, Seward, and Homer Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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