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Interior senate candidates take part in chamber forum [VIDEO]

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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:11 pm | Updated: 2:01 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

—Posted by Matt Buxton, staff writer

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce hosted its candidate forum for Interior senate races, where oil taxes and energy relief were the key topics of discussion.

If happened to miss the event, the chamber has posted a full video of the event and we’ve posted it below.

A few key exchanges include talk about oil taxes (1:15), which we covered in length in today’s story and candidates also touched on advertisements (1:19), which yielded some interesting and seemingly candidate exchanges.

Another interesting point comes around the 1 hour, 9 minute mark, where the question is where the candidates would like to cap progressivity, which the most controversial element of Alaska’s tax system.

Paskvan, who has drawn a lot of flack for his resistance to sign off on the governor’s plan, laid out a clear plan of capping progressivity at certain levels over $100 a barrel. And, surprisingly, many candidates, including his opponent, agreed with his approach.


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