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Clem Tillion zeroed in on SB 21

Posted: August 13, 2014 - 3:03pm

Former legislator and Halibut Cove resident Clem Tillion wrote a “spot-on” editorial for the Alaska Dispatch News Aug.10. I agree that ACES does need adjusting to best serve Alaska’s long term interests and that a “no” vote is not the way to achieve it.

A “yes” vote will give the Legislature an opportunity to fully access the “proprietary information” that Gov. Sean Parnell refused to give to the Legislature when they requested a consultation with the global oil consulting firm of Gaffney-Cline (which is on a state retainer).  This lack of transparency in government only deepens my suspicions as to why the oil interests outspent the “yes” vote supporters 100 to 1.

Please remember to vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 1 Aug. 19 as this is the only time your voice will be heard.

Mike McCarthy

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kearbear 08/13/14 - 04:44 pm
"The energy boom sweeping

"The energy boom sweeping North America is producing an unexpected loser: Alaska.
More people left Alaska than settled in the state between 2012 and 2013, while North Dakota added residents, according to state and federal census data."

"North Dakota surpassed Alaska two years ago as the nation's second-largest oil producer, behind Texas. Because its oil output continues to dwindle, Alaska has now dropped to fourth place, after California, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

" Oil production in Alaska has dropped nearly 75 percent since its peak in the 1980s. As a result, economic activity here has slowed. Gross domestic product decreased by 2.5 percent in 2013, while all the other 49 states increased, according to Commerce Department data."http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--alaska-the-unexpected-loser-in-us-energy-boom Vote No on Repeal of tax reform

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