03/16/13 - 9:24pm
JUNEAU — This will be a “weekend of decision” on a proposal that would overhaul Alaska’s oil tax structure, the leader of the Senate’s Democrats said Friday.
The latest version of SB21, designed to make Alaska more competitive for new oil investment and lead to more production, could reach the floor for debate as early as Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Johnny Ellis, a critic of the plan, said for some, this also will be a “weekend of resistance to some epically bad ideas and public policy” proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell and members of the Senate’s Republican-led majority.