Democratic senator challenges Parnell on oil taxes

Jan 22, 2013 -- 8:45am

 

- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Democratic state senator is challenging Governor Sean Parnell to a debate on Alaska's oil tax structure. That is Senator Bill Wielechowski's response to a tweet from Parnell's Twitter feed on Saturday. The tweet said that "extreme" Democratic legislators say Parnell's oil tax proposal goes too far, while the Alaska Oil and Gas Association says it doesn't go far enough. The tweet said that lends credibility to the argument that the proposal is fair. Wielechowski said the bill is bad public policy, and amounts to a giveaway with "no strings attached." He then asked the governor to debate him on the issue, on statewide radio and TV.

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