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Analysis: In final day, major issues still unresolved

...was fast-tracked through the House. The bill would kick an initiative to raise the minimum wage off the fall ballots, so labor union representatives have urged lawmakers to ignore the bill. The issue is rooted in history when legislators about 12 years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/analysis-final-day-major-issues-still-u
State | AK legislature
House approves workers' compensation changes

...Alaska Medical Services Review Committee, an advisory body to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board.The Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development ultimately approves the conversion factor under HB 316.Medicaid and Medicare rates are already given...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

The Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill...reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee moved HB384 out...pass (an increased minimum wage)."Labor unions and other supporters of raising...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/alaska-house-moves-closer-killing-minim
State | AK legislature
Holiday lights

...of dancers dancing, actors acting, singers singing and others making the community more beautiful with the fruits of their labors would easily overflow multiple renditions of the "12 Days of Christmas," making weekend plans difficult to narrow down...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112510/art_741504425.shtml
Arts
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...I see a man representing organized labor, sitting in a committee room, flashing...commissioner of the state Department of Labor. Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage is the...received financial threats from organized labor over how they planned to vote on the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/minimum-wage-bill-passes-state-house
State | AK legislature
New Barrow hotel to open April 22

...replaces a hotel which suffered smoke damage when the adjacent restaurant, Pepe's North of the Border, burned down last Labor Day weekend.Officials say the old hotel will not reopen.The new hotel is located next to the post office. Rooms will have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/new-barrow-hotel-open-april-22
State
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...form describing the state of the unit before the tenant moved in. According to an April report from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, approximately 91,100 housing units, or 36 percent of Alaska's housing, are rentals.The bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/housing-reform-bill-advances-would-allo
State | Local | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...two years and 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...At least the Majority would then have to wait two years to thwart the will of the people.? Ed Flanagan is chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage and served as the labor commissioner under Gov. Knowles from Jan. 1999- Dec. 2002.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-10/my-turn-dont-let-legislature-fool-ala
Opinion
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...initiative set for August, the president of the state's largest labor union told lawmakers Saturday that they would oppose the Legislature...to do it?" Most of those who testified Saturday represented labor unions or otherwise supported raising the wage."Raising the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimu
State | AK legislature

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