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Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters

...Feb. 26, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified a ballot initiative that, if passed by voters in the Aug. 19 state primary election, would raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation.Now, the Legislature is considering legislation that...
Pro-pot legalization group targets Alaska

...Treadwell announced Wednesday that the Alaska citizen-initiated measure has been certified to appear on the Aug. 19 primary election ballot. The Division of Elections reviewed the measure to ensure it met constitutional and statutory requirements...
My Turn: All of Alaska is fueled by oil

Alaska will sit at a critical crossroads when it is time to vote in this year's primary election on the question of whether to repeal recently passed oil tax reform aimed at increasing North Slope oil production and investment...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in new year

...passed by state legislators in 2013, was a good idea? Voters will decide on a possible repeal of SB 21 in the August primary election.People want to see more activity, and Alaskans going to work, as a result of the tax.Third, will Shell decide...
Vote no on 1

...this year. But opponents of tax reform collected enough signatures to force Alaskans to vote on MAP during the 2014 primary election. So we're back in the fight - but with a new name. Under state law, MACC must form a ballot measure group to...
Thank you to everyone who is working to repeal the oil giveaway

...corner of the state signed petitions to have a referendum on repealing the oil giveaway. As a result, during the primary election in August 2014, Alaskans will be able to vote 'yes' on Proposition One and defend the owner state.I have been...
Illinois governor signs gay marriage bill, making it No. 16

...on when lawmakers return to Springfield after the New Year, though they face a light schedule before the March 18 primary election.Harmon said he's weighing whether it's fair to ask his colleagues to take another difficult vote so soon after...
Government shutdown - a way out for the GOP

...hasn't been able to negotiate freely, either, but for a more personal reason: He's facing a challenge in the GOP primary election next year from a tea party Republican who accuses him of being too moderate.And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
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Poll: Majority of voters support ban on mining in Bristol Bay region

...Alaskan voters who'd voted in at least two of the last three primary elections, Hays Research Group Director Adam Hays said. "We've been...his group plans to release over the next year leading up to the primary election.
Walker will run again for governor

Republican attorney Bill Walker, who was defeated by Gov. Sean Parnell in the Republican primary election in 2010, announced Thursday that he will run again for governor of Alaska next year.Walker, a former mayor of Valdez who now...


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