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Lawmakers work on marijuana board bill, state seeks members

...marijuana regulatory board, although lawmakers are still working on legislation to create such a board.The House Labor and Commerce Committee heard an update Friday on the latest bill draft, which would create a five-member board that would share...
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

A new method of paying medical fees for injured workers under the state workers' compensation program won't be in place until mid-2015, and it will take more time for insurance companies to judge any effects on lowering costs so that adjustments can be made in premiums paid by employers.That's the word from state officials in charge of implementing House Bill 316, a bill passed by the Legislature in April changing the way medical care is paid for under workers' compensation.
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...adjust it for inflation after that.The Alaska District Council of Laborers, in written comments to the House Labor and Commerce Committee, which advanced the bill Wednesday, said the organization "would view any legislative attempt to subvert...
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...project-related hearings. The Senate passed the bill 15-5 this past week.SB138 also has a referral to the House Labor and Commerce Committee.Feige said probably the biggest concern is with how TransCanada Corp. has been incorporated in the process...
State | AK legislature
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

The Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill to increase the state's...there is "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee moved HB384 out of committee on a 6-1 vote...
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

...would allow minors access at privately owned courses licensed to serve alcohol to eat or play golf.The House Labor and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hear the bill Monday.Constitutional convention: HJR22, from Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North...
State | AK legislature
Timber, languages, Murkowski things to watch

...gas line agreements also is on Friday morning's agenda.The House and Senate Resources committees and House Labor and Commerce Committee also have project-related hearings on tap.On the budget side, Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin...
State | AK legislature
Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal a section authorizing landlords to collect unpaid rent from a tenant's Permanent Fund Dividend. The House Labor and Commerce committee listened to testimony on HB282, but took no action Friday. Isaacson called his proposal the "never-ending...
State | AK legislature
Corporate tax break bill moves in House

...bill written to reduce state corporate taxes for certain small- and medium-sized businesses moved out of House Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday.House Bill 68 Corporate Income Tax is sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer. She...
Legislature may return home empty-handed

...Murkowski's plan to overhaul the state's workers' compensation appeals system died Wednesday in the House Labor and Commerce committee, with six lawmakers voting no and one voting yes. Republicans and Democrats complained they were not given...


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