Oil taxes again on the Legislature’s agenda for 2017

This issue has embroiled the Legislature for several years now and it looks like 2017 will be a repeat. Gov. Bill Walker argues that there is unfinished business, with changes still needed that were not done in a 2016 overhaul of the state oil tax incentive program. This will be a hot-button issue once again, and its outcome will be influenced by how the Legislature organizes. The new coalition House organization will likely favor changes in the tax code, while the Republican-led Senate will likely resist.House and Senate organize.