in which you might be interested.
Dan Sullivan will be the Republican opposite Sen. Mark Begich in November. Joe Miller is in 2nd place, some 7,000 votes behind, with about 99% of ballots counted.
There was a ballot measure to repeal the current structure and go back
to the previous one, in which the tax rate was higher, which would mean
more for the State, yes? Except not so much, as it turned out: the rate
was high enough that the oil companies closed several operations, the
production rate was declining, jobs were lost to North Dakota and other
places, and revenue fell off.
And it seems the good voters of Alaska had the sense to recognize that the current tax structure on oil production is working: production starting to go back up, new jobs created, new oil rigs due to come on line soon, and new fields under development.
Those are the only issues of any national impact. I now return you to the ongoing coverage of the riots (or not) in Missouri.
Or funny pictures of cats.