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More than $17M raised among groups in Alaska oil tax fight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The amount of donations to a fight over an Alaska oil tax ballot initiative has exceeded $17 million. The vast majority were contributed by big oil companies opposed to a tax increase. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the OneAlaska group opposing the proposed Fair Share act reported that it raised more than $16 million. The group has raised more than the initiative’s supporters by a ratio of about 15 to 1. Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share has received $1.1 million in donations. Voters will decide the ballot measure as part of the general election Nov. 3.

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