Empire Editorial: Vote yes on 3, no on 4

...minimum wage will hurt the economy. To them, we supply the words of Ed Flanagan, former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor. "They (opponents of the minimum wage increase) predicted doom and gloom," he told a Fairbanks crowd in September...
THCC signs cooperative agreement with state and Microsoft

...licenses to be issued to tribal vocational institutions. Licenses will also be issued to public schools, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development job centers, Division of Juvenile Justice, Alaska Military Academy, and the Office...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment

...number was 312.The growth of the program mirrors that of the projected growth of the senior population by the state Department of Labor, Bartholomew said. The increase in cards issued has corrolated with an increase in sales tax revenue not collected...
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate so by voting "yes" on Ballot Measure 3 on Nov. 4.? Ed Flanagan is a former commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Tom Brice is a union representative with Public Employees Local 71 LTC. Both are...
Building on numbers: Identifying problems

...At a statewide or even more localized level, the Department of Labor and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation offer a lot...out," he said.AHFC has worked closely with the Department of Labor to publish reports.Ord presented slides at the...
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...the proposed "Bridge Park," at the base of the Juneau Douglas bridge, adjacent to Fish and Game offices, the Department of Labor and the Madsen hotel complex.This site, while on the waterfront, is less than ideal. The sculpture will not...
Assembly eyes tax changes

...those are low-income, or making a wage less than two times the national poverty level, according to the Alaska Department of Labor."The exemption is a great help to those of us who have fixed incomes," Spartz said. "Everything else goes...
My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

...note the fine print on the bottom of the ads. Consider the facts, as recorded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. From 2004 to 2013, the North Slope oil and gas industry employment...
Puddle Jumpers preschool to close

...provided by CCS:? Child care is an unattractive industry for providers and workers. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, child care workers in Southeast Alaska earn an average of $10.74 per hour. This translates into an annualized...
Alaska Editorial: Production is the only number that matters

...motive to vote "yes," but this claim is so far out it may as well have come from Pluto.According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the state had 316,900 jobs at the end of 2007, the last year before ACES took effect. At the end of 2013...


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