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Legislators file first round of bills

...person.? HB 6 - Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage - Private employers can offer a voluntary hiring preference for veterans and...SB 2 - Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage - Private employers can offer a voluntary hiring preference for veterans and...
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: When the helpers need help

...look to the Affordable Care Act health care exchange. At the time of the decision, REACH was the fourth-largest private employer in Juneau, providing a range of services for adults and children with developmental disabilities in Southeast Alaska...
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

...reason for regents to act.President Gamble has cited a 2013 Ohio State University study of the annual cost to a private employer of someone who smokes tobacco. The cost: $5,816 per employee, a total that includes medical costs and lost...
My Turn: The next chapter of Alaska's energy legacy

...The job potential cannot be overstated, especially given the oil and gas industry's leading role as the largest private employer in the state. According to a recent study by the McDowell Group on behalf of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association...
Bill aims to curtail conflicts of interest

...facing unprecedented multi-billion dollar budget deficits because two ConocoPhillips employees voted to give their private employer billions of dollars for nothing in return," Kay Brown, the executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party...
State | AK legislature
Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

...then-EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to convince her to grant the permits.Today Kensington is the second largest private employer in Southeast Alaska and the largest property tax payer in Juneau.Not far from Kensington in Southeast is the Greens...
Senate committee hears LGBTQ non-discrimination bill

...Senate Health and Social Services Committee heard testimony before a full room Monday on a bill that would prevent private employers and landlords from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity."People from all...
State | AK legislature
Salmon species other than kings thriving around state

...enough to sustain the salmon fishermen."Not counting the sport fishing industry, commercial fishing is the No. 1 private employer in Alaska, with more than 60,000 people working in all sectors from fishing to processing and support services...
Alaska Editorial: Statewide sharing

...healthy in all of its communities. Ketchikan is striving to maintain and improve its health. KMC is its largest private employer, and it must be able to upgrade its facility to accommodate the modern technology physicians and other health care...
My Turn: The Alaska Family Medical Leave Act - not for our families

...It's fair, and it's good business to be fair.FMLA became federal law in 1993 and sought to encourage public and private employers to provide unpaid leave and job protection for employees who need time off for personal illness or family care...


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