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HB 115, Leaders do the right thing

...provided in the Juneau Empire's April 9 editorial entitled "HB 115 a political stunt". I have watched thousands of Alaskans...will support our local leaders and go after the Tongass.Passing HB 115 was not a political stunt. The people who would have you...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/hb-115-leaders-do-right-thing
Letters
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault...of our dwindling resources."We agree.HB 115 has now been referred to the Senate...passage last year before running out of time.HB 115 is nothing but a political stunt, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/empire-editorial-hb-115-political-stu
Opinion | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...disproportionately impacts rural legislative information offices.HB 176 aims to repeal the 2.5 percent salary increase for exempt...in Juneau and most of the rest in LIO offices.As introduced, HB 176 would disproportionately impact rural LIO staff. Employees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/house-committee-considers-bill-save-som
State | AK legislature
House OKs higher hunting, fishing fees

...Talerico, R-Healy, said Wednesday.If HB 137 is approved by the Senate, the cost...raising the cost of tags and licenses, HB 137 raises the age for hunting permit senior...people older than 60 or younger than 16. HB 137 changes those ages to 18 and 62, respectively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/house-oks-higher-hunting-fishing-fees
State | AK legislature
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...House Bill 105; a child support bill, HB 106; and Erin's Law legislation as his...priorities for passage before session's end."HB 105 has been pending on the Senate Floor...days," Walker wrote. "Failure to pass HB 106 this session will make Alaska ineligible...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/walker-asks-more-action-limbo-session
State | AK legislature
Juneau powerless in bill

...session ends.If the Sweetheart Lake project is added back into HB 105, the bill would give the Alaska Industrial Development and...he did not have influence in what we did in Senate Finance on (HB) 105 at all."Rokeberg declined to comment on his opinions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/juneau-powerless-bill
Local | AK legislature
Salary decrease squeaks through House

...to keep workers' pay on pace with today's cost of living.HB 176 was partner legislation to a Senate Finance committee move...co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, spoke in favor of HB 176. The committee introduced the bill.He said it's either...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/salary-decrease-squeaks-through-house
State | AK legislature
House panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises

...Guttenberg voting no. Munoz, of Juneau, and Edgmon, of Dillingham, are part of the House's Republican-led majority. HB 176 was introduced earlier this month, as the Senate Finance Committee was finalizing a version of the state operating budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/house-panel-advances-bill-nix-state-emp
State
State worker raises on chopping block

...57 million. Eliminating it for non-covered employees through HB 176 would save $5.8 million, according to the bill's fiscal...Egan said. "Where the heck was the public testimony?"HB 176 now goes to a vote of the full House.? Contact reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/state-worker-raises-chopping-block
State | AK legislature
Marijuana board bill advances in Legislature

...need for alcohol," Franklin said. "We would anticipate those fees to be coming in near the cap that's in the statute."If HB 123 is approved by the House, it must also gain approval by the Senate before being signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/marijuana-board-bill-advances-legislatu
State | AK legislature

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