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Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...Bill Walker's proposed Medicaid expansion means for our state. That's also why groups as diverse as the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, AARP and the Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together have supported expanding Medicaid. The governor's...
Photos: Chamber of Commerce awards

Cathy Roemmich walks off stage after being honored for her service as Juneau Chamber of Commerce CEO. Roemmich is leaving the position after nine years. During her time as CEO, the Juneau chamber was named Chamber of the Year by the Alaska Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and 2012.
Southeast residents named to state boards

Three Southeast residents, one of which is from Juneau, were either appointed or reappointed to serve on state boards, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday.
Letter: I'm one of 40,000

I am one of the 40,000 Alaskans who will not have health insurance coverage due to Gov. Sean Parnell's decision to not expand Medicaid.
Governor Parnell leaves Alaskans behind once again

...Noting the compensation provided by the federal government and the need to reign in health care premiums, the Alaska Chamber of Commerce even sees the pragmatic value of including Alaska in the program. In citing his reason for not including Alaska...
Small businesses still figuring out Affordable Care Act

While most employers in Juneau won't be affected by the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, some small business owners are already reporting concerns, said Juneau Chamber of Commerce CEO Cathie Roemmich.
Health care for Alaska

Rachael Petro, president and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, thinks Alaska should expand Medicaid coverage under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. If we don't, she recently...
State chamber trains entrepreneurs

...The program really starts to show it value after 20 or 30 years," Andy Rogers deputy director of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce said. "After an entire generation has learned about where wealth comes from, [and] where wealth is generated...
Uncertainty drags on small, medium businesses

Small and medium-sized businesses are sitting on billions of dollars due to uncertainty caused by health care reform, the "fiscal cliff" and regulations. U.S.
Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators

...conversation, or e-mailing - counted against the four-hour limit. The Legislature, at the urging of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, changed the limit to 40 hours in a month. Also, people whose official job title includes being a lobbyist...


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