Alaska's oil tax plan debated by Deputy Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman and Rep. Les Gara

2011-11-15 by

By invitation from the student government at UAA, two state leaders faced off over the future of oil taxes in Alaska before an audience of about 50 in the Student Union at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Tangeman led off with a defense of the Parnell administration’s House Bill 110, which would ease taxes on oil companies. Gara defended the current tax structure under ACES, debated HB 110 and argued for his own adjustment, House Bill 231, which would allow for tax credits to oil companies that go after new oil, step up their drilling and build processing centers.

Links below point to news coverage of the debate and citizen groups following the tax discussion. Links to the debaters’ Powerpoints will be added as they become available.

This podcast was recorded Nov. 14, 2011.

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