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Ex-lawmaker quits primary challenge

...than they disagree on issues like state spending and resource development.His exit leaves Bishop, a former state labor commissioner first elected in 2012, without a primary challenger. Bishop is slated to face Democrat Dorothy Shockley in November...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/ex-lawmaker-quits-primary-challenge
State
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...said the first task is to review who is now on the committee, which hasn't met since 2009. Blumer, the state labor commissioner, may want to make changes in the committee's membership. People serving on the committee will also be asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...working-class ethos."I listened to a whole lot of diatribes against Obama," said Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner who said he gathered signatures for the minimum wage ballot initiative in conservative areas. "But they signed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
State | AK legislature
House education panel delves into vocational-tech credits

...with high schools that send students into their program or face a 20 percent reduction in state funding.State labor commissioner Dianne Blumer told the committee the state currently does not have a means for measuring success at state-recognized...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/house-education-panel-delves-vocational
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...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
Minimum wage initiative moves forward

...sponsor Ed Flanagan said. Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner, is sponsoring the initiative along with Tom Cashen...Cashen and Sampson both are also former state labor commissioners. "In that position you get a lot of windows into...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-01/minimum-wage-initiative-moves-forward
State
Alaska drops statewide preferential hire for public jobs

...putting together the change implemented Friday, officials said."The statistics just weren't there," deputy Labor Commissioner Mike Maher said.The Alaska Democratic Party criticized the change, saying in a statement that "Alaskans will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-17/alaska-drops-statewide-preferential-hir
State
3 ex labor commissioners back wage increase

JUNEAU - Three former state labor commissioners are behind an effort aimed at raising Alaska's minimum wage.Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Sampson are behind a proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-07/3-ex-labor-commissioners-back-wage-incr
Local
Election focus shifts to November, Senate control

...can work with Democrats but have balked at joining a Democratic-led coalition.Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner who emerged from a three-way GOP primary for an open Senate seat, has taken a more moderate view."I'm an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-29/election-focus-shifts-november-senate-c
State
Minimum wage hike plan gets go-ahead

...Treadwell said Monday.Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Samson.Organizers will have one year to gather the more 31,169 signatures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-24/minimum-wage-hike-plan-gets-go-ahead
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