SB 21

Rep. Gara Says Provision in SB21 Reduces Taxes to State

Aug 7, 2014

An Alaska State Representative recently spoke about a little known provision in Senate Bill 21.  According to him, it will cause the state to earn much less revenue from oil taxes.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

Alaska Common Ground Holds Forum on SB 21

Aug 5, 2014

A recent debate between a legislator, a consultant, and two economists discussed the merits of Senate Bill 21, the new state oil tax regime instituted in 2013.  With an upcoming ballot measure that could repeal SB21, debate was fierce.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Forum Held on Potential Repeal of SB 21

Jul 24, 2014

Earlier this month, a public forum was held in Juneau to discuss the potential repeal of SB21, the new oil tax regime signed into law by Governor Parnell in June.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the participants and their opinions on the upcoming ballot referendum. 

Alaska’s Tax regime has changed dramatically from Senate Bill 21, which passed last year.  The law has proven controversial, however, with the latest challenge coming from two Democratic state senators.    KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

Economist Support of Tax Regime

May 29, 2014

In the fall of 2012, the Alaska Department of Revenue predicted oil revenue to be $7.2 billion dollars in 2014. However, in December of 2013, just months after passing S-B 21, the state revised the prediction to just $5.1 billion dollars. Opponents of S-B 21 say the bill gave away the two billion dollars to the oil industry. Professor emeritus at the Institute of Social and Economic Research Scott Goldsmith says the study he conducted showed that was not true.


The first session of the 28th Alaska Legislature came to an end on Sunday. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell says the session was the most productive he's ever witnessed. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

Alaska House Minority Caucus

Lawmakers in Juneau are frantically trying to wrap up work on a major rewrite of the state's oil tax system before the end of session on Sunday. The Democratic Minority Caucus in the House is calling on their colleagues to slow down and make sure the bill is a good deal for Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

More Changes to New Oil Tax Legislation

Apr 5, 2013

Yet another version of the bill to change oil taxes in Alaska has emerged and it's quite different from the version that passed the Senate. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

The leadership of the 12 Alaska Native Regional Corporations have come together to support a change to the oil tax structure in Alaska. However, they stopped short of endorsing the bill being considered in the Alaska Legislature. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Lawmakers in Juneau have just over 2-week's left to consider legislation that would basically rewrite Alaska's oil tax system. Governor Sean Parnell is pushing hard for lawmakers to finish their work on the bill before the end of the Legislative session next month. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Rep. Feige on Oil Tax Bill

Mar 25, 2013

Now that the Alaska Senate has approved a bill to change the oil tax system attention turns to the Alaska House. One of the men who will be guiding the bill through its first committee in the House promises a thorough review of the bill despite that fact that there are less than 20-days left in the Legislative session.      KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

Oil Tax Vote Expected Monday in the Alaska Senate

Mar 15, 2013

The 20-members of the Alaska Senate are expected to vote on Monday on the bill to change the oil tax structure in Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

2 of the State Senators leading the examination of proposed changes to oil taxes in Alaska outlined the most recent developments during Tuesday's Senate Majority press conference.     KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.