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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:02 PM

Alaska group seeking to raise oil taxes sues state, claiming 'inaccuracies' in review

The group behind a ballot measure aiming to boost taxes paid by major oil producers in Alaska is suing the state, asserting that officials did not provide a “true and impartial” summary of the proposal it certified.

Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share filed the 12-page complaint in Anchorage Superior Court on Thursday. It names the Division of Elections and Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, who last month certified the ballot measure, allowing backers to begin gathering signatures needed to put it on the 2020 election ballot.

The suit was filed by Robin Brena, chair of the initiative committee and an oil and gas attorney who has provided most of the group’s funding.

The complaint argues that in a summary of the measure, Meyer relied on an opinion from Attorney General Kevin Clarkson that went beyond helping determine whether it meets constitutional and statutory requirements.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2019/11/15/alaska-group-seeking-to-raise-oil-taxes-sues-state-claiming-inaccuracies-in-review/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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