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House approves workers' compensation changes

...creates an upward spiral of prices, he said.HB 316 shifts to a different system where prices...ultimately approves the conversion factor under HB 316.Medicaid and Medicare rates are already...unclear.Critics in the Legislature said HB 316 does not define the conversion factor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A reminder there is always a '12th player' in the Alaska Legislature

...The consideration of the new amendments to HB 77 is a testament to people taking back...Resources released the new amendments for HB 77. Like the 12th player for the Seahawks...Alaska, submitted resolutions opposing HB 77. There have been hundreds of people...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-11/my-turn-reminder-there-always-12th-pl
Opinion
Letter: It is about the money

...about keeping the light on local government ? vote 'No" on HB 275. It was full of disingenuous dribble meant to instill fear...citizens informed.What the Empire fails to tell you is that HB 275 is a permissive bill. It would require a local ordinance...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-17/it-about-money
Opinion
My Turn: Rural Alaska deserves trained, certified officers

A bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature last year by Rep. Bryce Edgmon, HB 199, would authorize Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the course of their duties. The bill attempts to give...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-19/my-turn-rural-alaska-deserves-trained
Opinion
My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

...for ways to address their concerns about HB 77. We are pleased to support amendments recently...op-ed pieces and articles that DNR, through HB 77, is seeking to exclude the public from...this is why we have not sought to amend HB 77 provisions pertaining to a person's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-house-bill-77-cuts-permitting
Opinion
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools.Many committee members worried that HB 278 may unintentionally create new school districts operated by the state if a charter is denied by a local school district...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-19/house-finance-tackles-charter-school-wo
State | AK legislature
House Education passes Governor's omnibus bill

...charter schools with 96 percent to spend on other things.As for transporting charter school students, the House committee amended HB 278 to require districts to make a good-faith effort in providing seating on existing bus routes for charter school students...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-13/house-education-passes-governors-omnibu
State | AK legislature
Letter: HB 77 an attack on public process

...informed readers that the public hearings for HB 77 have been canceled because of the approaching holidays and legislative session. HB 77 (aka, "The Silencing Alaskans Act...stand to lose a slew of essential rights. HB 77 would allow the Department of Natural...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-11-24/letter-hb-77-attack-public-process
Letters
My Turn: HB 77 will deprive Alaskans of their rights

...But many are unaware of the impact this law has on our constitutional rights. Once stripped away we will not get them back.If HB 77 passes, many prior laws passed to protect important fish, wildlife and water resources will be overruled. This bill was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-12/my-turn-hb-77-will-deprive-alaskans-t
Opinion
Alaska needs better than SB 21 and ACES

...years earlier. The first legislation he proposed retained it. HB 110 just changed the formulas.ACES had a 25 percent base rate...percent above that up to a maximum of 50 percent. In comparison, HB 110 proposed lowering the base rate on new production only to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-05/alaska-needs-better-sb-21-and-aces
Opinion

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