State of Alaska Archives: on Corporations


Dan Sullivan: Weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Q: Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Dan Sullivan: Loosen. Co-sponsored 2019 act to weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Al Gross: No position found.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Alaska Senate race Oct 10, 2020

Bill Walker: Invest 1% from Permanent Fund in new business startups

At an economics conference, Walker was asked what he would do to replace 12,000 high-paying jobs lost thanks to the lagging economy, mostly in oil and state government.

Walker argued his stewardship of the state through four rocky years of falling revenues and budget cuts, and passage this year of a major restructuring of state finances shows a solid record. If the ship of state were kept on course with him at the helm the fiscal restructuring could be finished--it is not yet done, Walker acknowledged--and restored business confidence would lead to new investment and the economy lifting itself.

One idea Walker offered up was to invest a small percentage of the Permanent Fund, something around 1 percent, to help new Alaska business startups. The governor cited a small oyster farm he visited in Southeast Alaska where demand is exceeding the ability to supply, and yet the small company can't see a path--or financing--to grow.

Source: Anchorage Press on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial debate Aug 30, 2018

Mike Chenault: I know how business works and I know how government works

Rep. Mike Chenault visited the Sitka Chamber of Commerce and gave the group some background on his story in Alaska. "I've lived on the Kenai Peninsula for 50 years," Chenault said. "I met a gal, been married for 40 years. I have 5 kids and 4 grand dogs. For a number of years we ran a family construction business that at any one time employed up to 525 employees. So I do know about making a payroll. I know how business works. Also I have a second career: I was elected to the House of Representatives in 2001, and I've served in that body until this year. I was the co-chair of the operating budget for four years, and I was also speaker of the House for eight years. So I know how government works, or how it should work."

Chenault lost his job as speaker in 2016, when three of his fellow Republicans aligned with Democrats to create a bipartisan majority. In 2014, Alaskans also put an independent in the governor's office, Bill Walker, and Chenault doesn't think it's been going that well.

Source: Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race May 21, 2018

Donald Trump: Historic tax cuts and reforms for American businesses

This Tax Day, President Donald J. Trump and Members of Congress are highlighting the benefits of historic tax cuts and reforms for American families and businesses.

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP said, "Tuesday is a day hardworking Americans may dread more than any other. Tax Day. A day that individuals and families, small business owners and part-time workers struggle to conquer a burdensome, complex and extremely unfair tax code to determine how much money they owe the government. But we are changing Tax Day for Americans across the country. This is the last year Americans will fill out outdated, complicated tax forms. In the years ahead, because I signed one of the largest tax cuts in history and the most sweeping tax reform in a generation, many Americans will complete their taxes on a simple, single sheet of paper."

Source: White House press release on 2020 Alaska Senate race Apr 17, 2018

Bill Walker: Increase certain business licensing fees to raise money

The fisheries, mining license and cruise ship head tax measures ensure that all sectors of our economy contribute to the solution. The fisheries bill proposes an increase of 1 percent to various fisheries levies. The mining license tax proposes an increase of 2 percent. The first $100,000 of a company's income is exempt from the increase. The cruise ship head tax legislation eliminates an existing port fees credit deduction.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Alaska legislature Jan 21, 2016

Joe Miller: Multinational corporations exert power over party duopoly

Q: In the struggle over the future of the Republican party, what are the centers of power now?

A: The nation to a certain degree faces a duopoly where both parties are effectively doing the same thing, and that's growing the expanse of power in Washington, D.C. There's an enormous degree of power that's exerted against both parties by multinational corporations. You see that with the [Trans-Pacific Partnership]. You see that with respect to crony regulations and statutes that are embedded in the laws at the behest of lobbyists. You see that even down to the impact that we're seeing today economically in the country, with middle class having immediate net worth that is lowest in decades. The people aren't being properly represented.

Source: Salon.com 2014 CPAC interview on 2014 Alaska Senate race Mar 10, 2014

Sarah Palin: Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans

PHILOSOPHY IN GOVERNING: I look forward to building a team that will put Alaskans first! I believe in fairness and inclusion and will call on the public to work together for Alaska’s common good. I refuse to use divisive tactics that polarize us for political gain.

As manager of our vast public resources, the Governor must act as an effective CEO on behalf of all Alaskans in negotiating the best deals for the state, and I am prepared to tackle that challenge.

Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska Nov 3, 2006

Sarah Palin: Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes

SMALL BUSINESS: Alaska’s small business owners are the backbone of our regional economies. Small Alaskan-owned businesses should have just as much say in state policy as the big companies do. Our precious businesses are major employers of Alaskans and keep Alaska’s money circulating through our economy. As Mayor and CEO of the booming city of Wasilla, my team invited investment and encouraged business growth by eliminating small business inventory taxes, eliminated personal property taxes, reduced real property tax mill levies every year I was in office, reduced fees, and built the infrastructure our businesses needed to grow and prosper.
Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska Nov 3, 2006

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2020 Presidential contenders on Corporations:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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