The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, a former oil company employee, had biased the summary of the oil tax initiative.
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The campaign filings for the groups supporting and opposing the Ballot Measure 1 oil tax initiative tells a story that we’re all familiar with: The industry-backed anti-tax group has a tremendous cash advantage with nearly fifteen times the money raised by the pro-tax group.
The court says Meyer, a former oil company employee, prepared an improperly skewed summary of an initiative to raise taxes on oil companies.
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The backers of a ballot initiative to hike oil and gas taxes on large, legacy fields in Alaska announced last week that it had launched…
There’s a reason legislators have shied away from oil taxes in recent years.
The action comes as an industry-funded opposition group enters the race.
A trip to the court is a possibility.
Fischer said he signed because the new revenue would go a long way to protecting things that matter to Alaskans, including the dividend.