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Egan to caucus with minority

...Committee: Dennis Egan, D-Juneau? Health and Social Services Committee: Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee: Olson? Judiciary Committee: Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/egan-caucus-minority
State | Local
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Tarr; Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage? Judiciary Committee: Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Labor and Commerce Committee: Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna/Kenai (Chair)? State Affairs Committee: Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage (Chair...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/house-majority-minority-announce-new-or
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...can only sell to a middleman who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-rationa
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Legislative News in Brief

...reporting sexual assault by increase confidentiality. Bill would incentivize arctic infrastructureThe Senate Labor and Commerce Committee this week began considering a bill that would boost infrastructure development in the arctic.SB140, sponsored...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23
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...is "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee moved HB384 out of committee on a 6-1 vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/alaska-house-moves-closer-killing-minim
State | AK legislature
Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-rental-laws-could-change-under-r
State | AK legislature
Timber, languages, Murkowski things to watch

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-17/timber-languages-murkowski-things-watch
State | AK legislature

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