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Concern raised with direction of regulatory board

...Safety. In 2012, lawmakers moved it under the Commerce department, along with other industry regulatory boards...enforcement responsibilities.But Cote said the Commerce department is "actively assisting" the hospitality industry...
Concerns raised on direction of alcohol board

...2012, lawmakers approved putting it under the Commerce department. According to the sponsor statement, the change...through prevention, education and enforcement, the commerce department "is essentially working hard to promote it...
Commerce Department appoints members

The Commerce Department has appointed 21 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils, which are key partners with the...
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...been serving as director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing within the state commerce department.He will take on his new role, effective March 31.House rejects budget language on Anchorage officeJUNEAU...
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My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...newspapers to receive fair compensation in support of this journalism.This year, the House Judiciary Committee, the Commerce Department, the Copyright Office and others are looking at potential changes to the Copyright Act. The newspaper industry...
Head of Alaska alcohol board steps down

...Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is resigning after helping move the department under the control of the state's Commerce department instead of Public Safety.Shirley Cote's resignation is effective Friday, the Anchorage Daily News reported...
Thayer named acting Administration commissioner

...buildings.Parnell's office says Thayer's prior work includes serving as a deputy commissioner in the state commerce department, working for ENSTAR Natural Gas Co. and serving as a congressional aide.
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation

...Heather McCarty and based on Commerce Department conflict of interest rules...seats now opened up.Choice Commerce Department appointments have come often...Research Board, which hands out Commerce Department grant funding.When McCarty's...
Shutdown may hit Alaska's crab fishery

...are fully paying for the costs of managing" the fishery through a cost recovery program administered by the Commerce Department through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The letter urges Pritzker to direct NOAA to immediately...
Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

...oil and minerals boom contributed 2.8 percent of GDP growth to the entire state economy in 2011, according to Commerce Department data.Another variable in how much royalty owners actually receive is the wholesale price of gas. That has dropped...


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