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Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

The Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill to increase the state' "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee moved HB384 out of committee on a 6-1 vote...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

...Mike Dunleavy's (R-Wasilla) Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, would allow insurance companies to use our...for Senate Bill 55 in Senator Dunleavy's Labor and Commerce Committee was by invitation only, and insurance company...
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes by injured workers," due partly to employers' workplace safety improvements, Latham told the House Labor and Commerce Committee in hearings on HB316 held last spring.? Tim Bradner is a reporter for the Alaska Journal of Commerce. He...
Oil tax cutback bill heads to several Senate committees

...of the state's Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, oil tax law, heads next to the Senate's Labor and Commerce Committee. The chairman of that committee said the panel will study the bill's potential impacts on jobs. "I'm...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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


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