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Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...R-Kodiak, sponsored a resolution supporting the plan. That passed the House and passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee, but did not get scheduled for a vote in the Senate as the session wound down."The reason we're getting the...
Lawmakers work on marijuana board bill, state seeks members

...regulatory board, although lawmakers are still working on legislation to create such a board.The House Labor and Commerce Committee heard an update Friday on the latest bill draft, which would create a five-member board that would share staff...
Three things to watch

...Laurie Hummel for commissioner of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Unions religious exemptionsThe Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is set to hear a bill Tuesday related to religious exemptions from unions.State law calls for public employees...
State | AK legislature
Lawmaker proposes eliminating film tax credit program

...sell them to companies with a larger tax burden in the state.According to a press release on the bill, more than $170 million in credits are still authorized.The bill was heard by the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday.
Egan to caucus with minority

...Committee: Dennis Egan, D-Juneau? Health and Social Services Committee: Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee: Olson? Judiciary Committee: Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage...
State | Local
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...Mine, Imperial Metals Corporation, is in charge of the Red Chris Project.Begich, as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, plans to hold a hearing on the transboundary mines to continue...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage? Judiciary Committee: Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Labor and Commerce Committee: Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna/Kenai (Chair)? State Affairs Committee: Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Community...
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...


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