Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Oil Tax Debate Comes to UAA
Merits and drawbacks of Governor Parnell's proposal to cut oil tax rates comes to UAA students
University of Alaska Anchorage students got a preview of the debate on oil taxes that will resume in a big way when the Alaska State Legislature convenes in January.
In a forum on the Anchorage campus, Deputy Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman and Alaska State Representative Les Gara discussed Governor Parnell's bill to reduce the severance tax known as ACES.
The bill passed the State House last session, but stalled in the senate, and will be back under consideration there in January.