Senate Majority Offers Path To End Oil & Gas Cash Payments

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Members of the Alaska Senate Majority offered a path to end cash tax payments to oil and gas companies. Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks: “We believe it is urgent to pass legislation ending these cash payments. The state will bleed at least one million dollars per day between now and the end of the year – that could pay for seven troopers for an entire year – unless we act now.”   With little more than two weeks remaining in the second special session called by Gov. Bill Walker, Senators are urging their colleagues in the Alaska House to come to the table and end a program both sides agree the state can no longer afford. Sen. Giessel: “The Senate is prepared with a proposal to move forward on, reach compromise, and end cash payments, today. We are calling on the House to join us and take action. We can and must do our job, now.” The provision would mean that 100 percent of losses incurred on a lease stay with that lease until it enters production. Then, the losses could be applied against the taxpayer’s overall segment (North Slope or Cook Inlet). As a result, the state will, essentially, require production before allowing loss deductions. Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, chair of the Senate Resources Committee: “Under this proposal, the state will stop offering cash payments for credits beginning July 1, 2017. We must stop this cash bleed. It will save us at least $200 million between now and Dec. 31 – possibly more.” The Senate passed a bill to end cash payments to oil and gas companies on May 15, but the House failed to concur. In an effort to strike compromise, the Senate adopted several changes, including a provision to enact “100 percent ring-fencing.”last_img read more

KPBSD To Offer Meal, Delivery Service Amid Extended Closures

first_imgKPBSD staff will return to work on March 16 or 17 depending on job type. Details & instructions were emailed to all staff on Friday, March 13, The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will continue to feed our students during the extended spring break. With schools closed to students, KPBSD will provide free “Get It & Go” breakfast and lunch meals for KPBSD students at food distribution buses for youth age 18 and younger. If a student attends any of these KPBSD schools, all household children 18 and younger are eligible for daily free meal service: Kalideoscope School of Arts and Science, Kenai Alternative, Kenai Central High School, Kenai Middle School, Mountain View Elementary, Nanwalek School, Nikolaevsk School, Ninilchik School, Port Graham School, River City Academy, Skyview Middle School, Sterling Elementary, Tebughna School, and Tustumena Elementary. If your child or children do not attend these KPBSD schools (including Connections Homeschool), only the children currently enrolled in KPBSD are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. When you pick up your meals, protect your personal health and the people near you by practicing social distancing. These practices include frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and keeping a distance of 6 feet or more between yourself and others. A lunch and breakfast meal will be delivered each day. Twenty-five pickup locations throughout the Kenai Peninsula will be open daily from 12:00-1:00 PM beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and extending throughout the school closures. You will choose your location when you sign-up. A KPBSD student must be present with you at the pickup location. We apologize that no special dietary substitutions will be accommodated. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska extended spring break for students during a press release on Friday. K-12 students in Alaska will not attend school March 16 through March 27. All after school activities are cancelled. A student nutrition services meal delivery plan is in the works to begin Tuesday, March 17. Sign-up online (preferred!) and choose your pick-up location. Action Needed: By 10:00 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020: complete the simple online sign-up for free daily lunch and breakfast meal service delivery. If you do not have access to the internet, call KPBSD Student Nutrition Services at 907-714-8890. If you have questions, or do not have internet access to complete the online signup, call KPBSD Student Nutrition Services, 907-714-8890, or email [email protected] Across the Water: Nanwalek School, Port Graham School Tebughna SchoolEastern Peninsula: Moose Pass School, Seward High SchoolKenai Area: K-Beach Fire Station, Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Kenai Central High School, Mountain View ElementaryNikiski Area: Nikiski Middle-High School, Nikiski North Star Elementary, North Peninsula Rec (formerly Nikiski Elementary)Soldotna Area: K-Beach Elementary, Soldotna High School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Elementary, Tustumena ElementarySterling Area: Sterling Elementary, Sterling Highway Pullout (MP 80.5)Southern Peninsula: Chapman School, East End Road at Basargin Road (MP 18.8) Turnout, Homer High School, McNeil Canyon School, Nikolaevsk School, Ninilchik SchoolOther* Twenty-Five Pickup Locations: Pickup locations will be open from 12:00-1:00 PM beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, At your spot, you will meet a school bus, where students will recognize familiar faces—support staff, including student nutrition employees, and bus drivers—will assist with the delivery of meals! A KPBSD student must be present with you at the pickup location.last_img read more

FA ban Terry over Ferdinand incident

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry has been given a four-match ban and been fined £220,000 for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during the west London derby at Loftus Road last October.An independent regulatory commission found the defender, 31, guilty of a charge of misconduct.The Football Association will provide written reasons for its findings, after which Terry will be entitled to appeal within 14 days.AdChoices广告If he decides to challenge the verdict his suspension will not be enforced until his appeal is considered.In July, Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing Ferdinand and has always denied the charges against him.A statement from the player’s management company read: “Terry is disappointed that the FA Regulatory Commission has reached a different conclusion to the clear not guilty verdict of a court of law.”It continued: “He has asked for the detailed written reasons of the decision and will consider them carefully before deciding whether to lodge an appeal.”Just hours before the hearing began, Terry retired from international football, claiming the FA’s decision to charge him had made his position with England “untenable.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more