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Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...folks realize that there really is not a benefit for those wishing for the initiative process to occur," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna.In the 1977 Alaska Supreme Court case Warren v. Thomas, then-Justice Roger Conner wrote, "the...
State | AK legislature
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...testifying in the traditional way with complaints from a business owner, she decided to make a video directed to Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the bill's sponsor, to show who the proposed legislation would affect, she said.The two-minute...
State | AK legislature
Proposal to buy Anchorage office withdrawn

...applied to the building but not to the ground and parking, or wanted more time to consider other options. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the council's vice chair, said he could not say what future councils might do or what the council...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...staff who has significant experience in this area really found - no fault in the governor's plan," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. "It infuses some cash that helps not have today's debt be as much of an impact on our kids and...
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate panel considers reworked permitting bill

...Senate without adequate time for public review."Public testimony is scheduled on the bill on Wednesday.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, who asked that the bill be sent to Senate Resources for further consideration after hearing concerns...
State | AK legislature
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...improve the permitting process, passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate amid lack of support.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, asked that the bill be sent to Senate Resources for further review after hearing concerns from his...
State | AK legislature
Students, teachers, parents rally against vouchers

...a partisan issue.""It's not a Democratic or Republican issue, it's an Alaskan issue," she said.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, attended the rally to help him understand all sides of the issues at hand, he said. Micciche said...
Lawmakers mull arming village officers

...Vrabec added.There are currently about 100 VPSOs statewide, and there are plans to hire an additional 15, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said. "I am concerned about ensuring adequate training for new VPSOs we hire, but I cringe at...
State | AK legislature
Bill aims to curtail conflicts of interest

...on-the-record votes."A democratic press release about the bill pointed to Sens. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, and Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, voting on the More Alaska Production Act last session as a specific example of when lawmakers should...
State | AK legislature
Tlingit-Haida hosts 'Native Issues' legislative forum

...Future forums will include Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka, Republican senators Fred Dyson and Peter Micciche and Democrats Rep. Ben Nageak and Sen. Donny Olson.There are still several forums with guests to be confirmed...
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