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AGDC board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...information, because you used that data to back up the assumptions you made during your analysis," Fauske said.State labor commissioner Heidi Drygas said not signing the agreement creates a predicament. But Drygas said she is confident there will...
So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...Walker kept on from the Parnell administration, but their appointments have not been finalized.Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas, who was appointed by Walker on Dec. 19, will be in Juneau during the legislative session but hasn't...
Local | AK legislature
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike Chamber of Commerce CEO Cathie Roemmich said the group invited Ed Flanagan, a former state of Alaska Labor Commissioner and co-founder of the Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, to speak but he cancelled last week. The Chamber then...
Proposal to raise state minimum wage debated

...all best positioned to make decisions for ourselves."Wall debated a sponsor of the initiative, former state labor commissioner Ed Flanagan, at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley on Tuesday.Flanagan said...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again 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.
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...


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