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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...insist they'll have fresh twists to the health care fight now entering its fourth year. Since much of the health care law takes effect in 2014, voters will be reacting to actual outcomes rather than just political hyperbole from either side...
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...customers away from local businesses, and I meet directly about cruise line execs about that problem and our Department of Law takes on the issue and we stand up for small businesses here in Juneau.Alaskans know that I'm on their side working to create...
Alaska revenue lower due to oil prices, production

...supported by Parnell that is aimed at increasing oil production, which has been on a downward trend for years. Much of that law takes effect Jan. 1, meaning the current fiscal year is divided between the former oil tax system and the new one.Department...
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Parnell continues to support self-defense bill

...depends on their ability to carry firearms to defend themselves, provide for their families and "live freely."The law takes effect in September.A Florida jury earlier this month acquitted a neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder...
Miller says he's in US Senate race

...nation's debt situation. He says the country is moving "closer and closer" to socialism, as the federal health care law takes effect.He says the base of constitutional conservatives has grown since he ran last, and he's working on building...
Cruise industry wins wastewater mixing zones

...Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, objected to a call for a unanimous "yes" vote for the date on which the law takes effect. House Bill 80 has an immediate effective date. A two-thirds majority vote was required.He argued that...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime By SVEND...e-thieves who commit dotcrimes. New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime 052400...commit dotcrimes. Home>Archives> New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime 29...
New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime

A new law will go after e-thieves who commit dotcrimes.
Minimum wage hike worries employers

ANCHORAGE - More than 14,000 Alaskans could see a raise beginning Jan. 1 when the state's new minimum wage law takes effect. While it's good news for low-income workers, businesses warn the cost will be borne by consumers. It also...
No Child Left Behind should be more flexible There's a reason the federal No Child Left Behind Act is sometimes called the "No Public School Left" Act. The law takes an admirable aspiration - ensuring all students learn to a basic level of competency that enables them to function in...


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