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House approves workers' compensation changes

...costs under the Alaska workers' compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.Time is tight for House Bill 306 to make it through the state Senate before the Legislature's required April 20 adjournment, however.The legislation...
State | AK legislature
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...possible for passage - House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, distributed a photograph of a prominent opponent of house bill 384 flashing a "$" sign during a committee hearing on the bill."I see a man representing organized labor, sitting...
State | AK legislature
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...consideration.Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation Tuesday to support medical professionals who volunteer their services.House Bill 269 is sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks."I appreciate Representative Thompson's work to pass HB269...
State | AK legislature
Grizzly bear may be vehicle plate option

...Thursday moved a bill adding the grizzly bear to the list of options people can choose for an Alaska license plate.House Bill 293, sponsored by Republican Rep. Peggy Wilson of Wrangell, gives Alaska residents the option of having the bear on...
Letter: Defend clean water, healthy habitat

...pesticide applications does not occur within a sufficient amount of time: an issue of both public health and democracy.House Bill 201 would amend the dangerous and autocratic conditions of the current permitting process, restoring the voice of the...
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...investing your life savings; you'd want Warren Buffett.I say that as a way to relate why I am sponsoring a bill (House Bill 383) to allow a Texan to serve on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC).The Legislature...
My Turn: Foster children need family ties

...early on, to prevent children from drifting through our states foster care system, is one step in the right direction.House Bill 54 sponsored by Reps. Les Gara and Steve Thompson offers a simple, commonsense solution to prevent abused and neglected...
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill past actions. He said he thought there was probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill.Both the House bill and the initiative would raise the current minimum wage of $7.75 an hour by $2 an hour over two years and adjust...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

...passed the Legislature.However, DNR's efforts through House Bill 77 to increase the efficiency of our land and water-use...person's eligibility to appeal. We hope the amendments to House Bill 77 will remove the primary concerns that prevented its...
My Turn: Striking the Right Balance: House Bill 77

...door on Alaskans.Last year, the governor put forward House Bill 77 that, if passed by the legislature, will further...public lands, resources, regions and communities.House Bill 77 is just the latest effort to silence Alaskans. In...


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