There are several things that will be different than in the regular session. The first is that the Legislature will be focused on ten items included in Walker’s call for the special session.
"oil and gas tax"
Special session likely even with Alaska Legislature poised to finish budget
How the state will pay for the spending plans remains uncertain.
Industry executives, senators give oil and gas tax overhaul a cool reception
Oil industry advocates say the bill would devastate the state’s economy by discouraging investment.
Floor debate set to begin on oil and gas tax bill
The House Rules Committee released its version of House Bill 247, which scales back tax credits for oil and gas industry, on Thursday.
Energy industry leaders reject oil and gas tax hikes
Alaska Oil and Gas Association President Kara Moriarty told the House Resources Committee that companies can’t afford higher costs when oil prices are low.