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Letter to the Editor

Vetoes and oil tax credits

To the editor: Thank you to the Legislature for its work on behalf of Alaskans in crafting a budget. While there were various reductions, the Legislature’s budget also is a humane response to our fiscal challenges.

Now we need the Legislature to renew its commitment to We the People of Alaska and override the governor’s line-item vetoes.

Even those who say they want their full PFD will be negatively impacted by the scope of the governor’s vetoes. Receiving one’s individual PFD will not begin to make up for the communal devastation and loss for our communities and state far into the future. We the People of Alaska will all lose.

A true way to support We the People of Alaska is to remove the oil companies’ tax credits of $1.2 billion and solve our budget crisis and more.

I ask legislators to be bold and save our state from these devastating line-item vetoes.

We the People of Alaska remain hopeful that the Legislature will uphold its budget and override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes.

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