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Unions raise concerns with Labor head's education, experience

...employee unions raised concerns about the appointment, though they also said Blumer may do well in the post.Previous commissioners have frequently had labor or job training experience that was directly related to the department's mission...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-01/unions-raise-concerns-labor-heads-educa
Local
Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills

...not reduce benefit or services,'" he said."It's not a new concept, but she's saying it out loud when previous commissioners didn't," he said.Geary said he'd prefer public employees in Alaska be able to stay in Alaska for their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-15/alaska-looks-some-bold-moves-cut-medica
Local
Legislators lament lack of education commissioner

...as a task force to deal with educational issues and the commissioner has not been there," Stevens said. The previous commissioner, LeDoux, was formerly superintendent of schools in Kodiak, Stevens hometown. Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020411/sta_780657430.shtml
News
Motives and actions

...assistant for personnel; where nobody in Juneau ever knew that he did anything except receive a paycheck until the previous commissioner could find another job. Ignore the fact that as DOA commissioner, Duncan harmed ASEA members, including former...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021603/let_letter12.shtml
Opinion
Finalists chosen for state education commissioner post

...of them will replace Deputy Commissioner Barbara Thompson and become a member of the governor's Cabinet. The previous commissioner, Roger Sampson, left in August to become president of the Education Commission of the States.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032108/reg_260333958.shtml
New head of state health will not be based in capital

...Hogan's predecessor, Jackson, was the only holdover department head from former Gov. Frank Murkowski. She and previous commissioners have been based in Juneau, Elton said. "There has been a long history of the Health and Social Services commissioner...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072508/loc_309626873.shtml
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