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Ballot Measure 1: Oil Tax Initiative

Alaska Common Ground

Ballot Measure 1: Oil Tax Initiative

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Wondering how to vote on the two ballot measures appearing in the General Election this November? Join Alaska Common Ground for a discussion of Ballot Measure 1. We will begin with an overview, followed by a panel discussion weighing the pros and cons. There will be time for attendees to ask questions. This event will be held online on Zoom, please register prior to the event.


Panelists For:
  • Robin Brena is Chair of Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share and helped draft the initiative on the ballot in November as Ballot Measure 1. He is a long-time oil and gas attorney who served as the chairman of the Oil and Gas Subcommittee for the Walker administration transition team.
  • Jane Angvik has worked for state and local government, Native organizations, nonprofit organizations and consulting firms. She has managed nonprofit and government agencies, coordinated public involvement programs, conducted research projects and advocated for community empowerment in both urban and rural Alaska.
Panelists Against:
  • Aaron Schutt, President & CEO, Doyon Limited. Before joining Doyon in 2006, Schutt was an attorney at the Anchorage offices of national law firms Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson, LLP and Heller Ehrman, LLP, where he represented tribal and ANCSA corporation clients in transactional and business matters. He is Chair of the ANCSA Regional Association Board.
  • Roger Marks has been a petroleum economist in Alaska for more than 35 years. After more than two decades with the Alaska Department of Revenue, he started a consulting practice in which his clients have included oil companies and the Alaska Legislature. He currently has no financial ties to the oil industry.

  • Overview of Ballot Measure 1 will be provided by Ralph Townsend, Director of UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Moderated by Drew Cason, Director Of Government Affairs at Anchorage Home Builders Association

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This event cosponsored by the League of Women Voters, Anchorage, Anchorage Public Library and Youth Vote.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Venue Name - Zoom Virtual Meeting

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10/06/2020 - 07:00 PM to
- 09:00 PM


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