Democratic legislators file paperwork for new gas tax initiative

One of the most contentious ballot questions of two years ago – the tax on North Slope natural gas that is not offered for production – is back before the public.  The so-called Reserves Tax failed on a nearly two-to-one margin following a major campaign against it by the oil industry and headed by then-governor Frank Murkowski.  But the paperwork for a new initiative was filed today by three legislative Democrats – Harry Crawford, David Guttenberg and Beth Kerttula.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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