780 AM | 96.1 FM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Sounding Board: Oil Tax Cut

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 16 at 10am), we’re talking about the oil tax cut. The bill narrowly passed the legislature in April. Critics have begun collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the controversial measure. Proponents say the tax cut will encourage production and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents say it will devastate the state’s budget, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars each year without any commitments from oil companies.

  • What do you think about the oil tax cut?
  • Should Alaskans keep the oil tax overhaul, or repeal it?
  • How do you think it will affect production?