Signature gatherers have until July 13 to solicit support for an effort to repeal Senate Bill 21, a piece of legislation that intends to encourage economic growth by cutting taxes for oil and gas producers.
A website for Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway says that the petitioners have gathered 28,000 signatures so far. For the issue to be put on the ballot, petitioners will need to collect 30,169 signatures. The Division of Elections will then verify the petitions to make sure all signers are eligible to vote in Alaska and that each signer is counted only once toward the final number.