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Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

...Americans - are driving down consumer prices. Currently the average price...cost-of-living adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners...CPI-W, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor...
Nation and World
Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

...Thursday, when it releases the Consumer Price Index for September. Inflation...cost-of-living adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and...or CPI-W, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor...
Nation and World
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...recent budget deficits. The ordinance also calls for the cap to be adjusted every two years in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, as measured in Anchorage. Currently single purchases of an item or service are taxed by the city up to the...
Montgomery Burns strikes again! why I finally moved away.Alaska Electric Light and Power does not want competition. Competition ALWAYS causes consumer prices to be lower. Lower prices means less profits for AEL&P, plain and simple. Norman Rokeburg is a slimy ex-legislator...
Wash. minimum wage jumps to $9.32 an hour in 2014

...hour, reflects a change in the consumer price index, according to the state...each year based on the federal consumer price index for urban wage earners and...wage based on inflation and the consumer price index, labor officials said...
American oil companies call for end to export ban

...refineries.Lifting the ban, experts say, is likely to have a bigger effect on individual refinery profits than on consumer prices."It probably doesn't change the retail price at the pump, but it may change the incentive for refiners," says...
Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...the district whole.The Democratic proposal, SB147, calls for a $404 increase in 2015 and it ties the BSA to the consumer price index, ensuring automatic rises to keep pace with inflation."We should be funding education first," said Sen...
State | AK legislature
With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs

...inflation-paranoids haven't noticed, but the Fed hasn't created any inflation problem in the United States: the Consumer Price Index is currently running at just 1.7 percent annually.We don't have a federal public debt problem either, at...
Democrats propose education funding increase

...95 would raise it to keep up with increases in the Consumer Price Index for the Anchorage metropolitan area since 2011...right now with a bill like this and tying it to the Consumer Price Index is that in an era of declining revenues, we're...
State Senate spurns minimum wage increase

...for the wage to continue going up with the Anchorage consumer price index. "It probably is time we adjust the minimum...Republican. Therriault said some economists believe the consumer price index overstates inflation, and it would be better...


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