- Associated Press - Sunday, July 20, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A forum on the oil tax referendum is scheduled for this week in Anchorage.

Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski and economist Gregg Erickson will argue in favor of the repeal, or a “yes” vote. Oil and gas policy consultant Brad Keithley and petroleum economist Roger Marks will argue for keeping the current tax structure in place, and a “no” vote.

The referendum will appear on the Aug. 19 ballot.

The forum, one of several held on the topic ahead of the primary, is scheduled for Wednesday at the Loussac Library.

It is being sponsored by Alaska Common Ground. Co-sponsors include the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage.



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