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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Seaton wants to tax mining production


Last updated 2/26/2006 at Noon

A bill in the Alaska Legislature introducing a mining production tax would ensure that the people of the state derive the maximum benefit from the use of resources, as guaranteed in the constitution, according to the bill's sponsor.

Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, a commercial fisherman, believes that the mining industry is not contributing enough to the state compared with the fishing industry and...

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