Today’s papers are full of articles about the coming vote Monday in the Senate on oil tax reform. The best of the batch (i.e., most fact rich) to me is Juneau Empire reporter Mark Miller’s “Senators preparing for oil tax bill vote,” but there are additional updates as well in the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch and APRN.
The Senate should pass the bill forwarded Thursday from the Senate Finance Committee. Looking at the current prospects across the North Slope, the bill likely will result in a badly needed near-term uptick in short-term, productive investment. Continue reading