Palin's push put out to pasture - well, maybe.
“no” votes lead on Ballot Measure 1
Senate Bill 21 was brought to the Legislature by Gov. Sean Parnell. He said it was a way to increase oil production and investment dollars in Alaska’s oil industry. Parnell said it balanced the tax credit system established by ACES, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share, put in place during Sarah Palin’s term as governor.Now, again, Yes gets me what?
Having passed the House, the legislation passed out of the Senate in March 2013, on an 11-9 vote. Among those voting for it were Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, a former mayor of Soldotna, commercial fisherman and an employee of ConocoPhillips, and Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, also a ConocoPhillips employee. Micciche and Meyer’s participation in the vote was seen as “two oil companies casting their votes, which many of us think was an unethical act, a conflict of interest,” said Vic Fischer, a member of the Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway nonpartisan group, when Fischer visited Homer for a “vote yes” rally in June.
Palin also has spoken out in support of repealing Senate Bill 21.
“We own the energy sources per our Constitution, and we violate our state’s blueprint that creates security and prosperity when we wave the white flag and give in to every demand of multinational corporations doing business up here. … We must repeal this SB21 boondoggle on Tuesday,” said Palin on her Facebook page.
Looking at how much had been spent to stop the repeal and awaiting the final results of Tuesday’s election, Mullen was hopeful.