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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, listens to Dan Sullivan, Alaska's natural resources commissioner, during an overview of Gov. Sean Parnell's bill to lower taxes on the oil industry to a Senate committee on oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Juneau, Alaska. More testimony is planned next week, with the intent of getting the bill to the Senate Resources Committee by Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)