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Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes injured workers," due partly to employers' workplace safety improvements, Latham told the House Labor and Commerce Committee in hearings on HB316 held last spring.? Tim Bradner is a reporter for the Alaska Journal of Commerce. He can...
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...for inflation after that.The Alaska District Council of Laborers, in written comments to the House Labor and Commerce Committee, which advanced the bill Wednesday, said the organization "would view any legislative attempt to subvert a vote...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...only sell to a middleman who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery" liquor...
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...project-related hearings. The Senate passed the bill 15-5 this past week.SB138 also has a referral to the House Labor and Commerce Committee.Feige said probably the biggest concern is with how TransCanada Corp. has been incorporated in the process...
State | AK legislature
Legislative News in Brief

...reporting sexual assault by increase confidentiality. Bill would incentivize arctic infrastructureThe Senate Labor and Commerce Committee this week began considering a bill that would boost infrastructure development in the arctic.SB140, sponsored...
State | AK legislature
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

The Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill to increase the state's minimum wage...there is "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee moved HB384 out of committee on a 6-1 vote Wednesday...
State | AK legislature
Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

...section authorizing landlords to collect unpaid rent from a tenant's Permanent Fund Dividend. The House Labor and Commerce committee listened to testimony on HB282, but took no action Friday. Isaacson called his proposal the "never-ending bill...
State | AK legislature
Timber, languages, Murkowski things to watch

...agreements also is on Friday morning's agenda.The House and Senate Resources committees and House Labor and Commerce Committee also have project-related hearings on tap.On the budget side, Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer...
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

...allow minors access at privately owned courses licensed to serve alcohol to eat or play golf.The House Labor and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hear the bill Monday.Constitutional convention: HJR22, from Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North...
State | AK legislature
'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

...sitting here scratching our heads, going, 'Why are we not fishing?'"Colburn's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee last week was filmed by a Discovery crew for the season that begins in April. The effects of the furlough on the...


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