Opponents of the legislature’s oil tax cut are gathering signatures to put a referendum for its repeal on next year’s primary ballot. Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell certified that petition and says he’ll put it on the ballot if enough signatures are gathered. That’s part of his job. But Treadwell supports SB 21 and like other proponents, he says it was needed to encourage more oil development. Matt Lichtenstein asked for Treadwell’s perspective on the bill as part of a series of interviews with politicians who visited Petersburg for Mayfest earlier this month: For mobile-friendly audio, click here.
We’ll hear a couple more local interviews with visiting politicians on Friday and Monday’s local news.