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    Why Oil Tax Reform Matters
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    Oil Tax Referendum Abuses Process
    After years of effort, legislators voted last April to make Alaska’s oil taxes more competitive. Now, opponents have put a referendum on the ballot to overturn this important legislation. Click here to send a letter to the editor opposing the referendum. Full Story

    Alaska's Crushing Workers Comp Costs
    Alaska’s unfortunate position as the highest cost state in the U.S. for workers compensation costs results in a heavy cost burden for our small and medium sized businesses.  The main reason is very high medical fees for even routine procedures, sometimes  as much as 95% higher than those allowed by nearby Washington State.  Full Story

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    Help Fend Off Federal Overreach
    An example of new oilfield investment is ConocoPhillips proposed Moose's Tooth development in the NPR-A near the Alpine field.  We need your help providing input to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in support of the required permits.  Please click here to review, edit and send a letter to BLM.  Full Story   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a very dangerous precedent that could lock up large swaths of Alaska and sentence many small Alaskan communities to poverty. Specifically, EPA is bending federal law in an attempt to rule out future mining projects in Southwest Alaska before development plans are even submitted. Full Story
     
    Alaska Budgets Have Run Amok!
     
    AK Transportation Infrastructure Fund
    Reliving our economic history from the 1980s? Since the mid 2000s, Alaska state spending has exploded from $5 billion to $8.5 billion per year – an increase of over 70 percent. This reckless spending pattern is setting up Alaskan families for an economic bust. Full Story   Alaska requires a better way of funding infrastructure needs. Taking lessons from other states, Rep. Peggy Wilson and other forward thinking lawmakers want to dial down the politics and smooth out the funding of road, port and airport projects. Full Story
     
    Project Litigation Reform
     
    Facing Down "Enviro Wack Jobbery"
    Some leading lawmakers are tackling abusive legal injunctions. Far too often Alaskans see promising new projects delayed at the last minute by anti-development lawsuits. Rep. Eric Feige and a long list of supporters are trying to hold filers of such suits more accountable. Full Story   An important vote on cruise ship wastewater regulations brought the environmental extremists in the Alaska Legislature floating to the surface.  With solid leadership from Gov. Parnell, sound science carried the day.
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