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 By Rep. Les Gara    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Oil tax myths abound

There are a number of little mentioned, troubling facts about Alaska’s 2013 oil tax rollback – Senate Bill 21. For one, proponents inserted a special interest provision that continually reduces Alaska’s revenue share for our oil, indefinitely...

 

Speak up for education

When parents and students stand up to protect schools from a fourth year of teacher and staff cuts, we should applaud them. The Governor was wrong to chide them for “scaring everybody.” These parents and students know that sitting by, when we’v...

 

Politicians should understand economic value of education

Rep. Les Gara and Rep. Harriet Drummond Alaska’s parents understand better than anyone when their children’s opportunity to succeed is being threatened. And they’re speaking up. That’s what happened when parents came out in force to fight...

 

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