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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Barry Pulliam
A fight over a tax cut is morphing into a battle over Alaskans' sense of themselves and of an energy-based economy that has long distinguished Alaska from the Lower 48.
He announced in June that BP PLC has agreed to sink $1 billion into two more rigs on the North Slope in response to the legislation.
Barry Pulliam, an economic consultant who worked on the legislation, said it would be a tragedy for the state's business-friendly reputation if voters overturn the tax cut.