Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...Opponents of HB384, introduced by House Republicans to raise the state minimum wage, worry...issue."For previously free-market Republicans to suddenly find God and religion and...and that's a better safeguard."Republicans in the House and Senate have said they...
State | AK legislature
Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...activities by friendly outside groups. Such groups are legally barred from conferring with candidates or their campaigns.Several Republicans are running in the Aug. 19 Alaska primary for the right to challenge Begich in November.
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...the year before.Supporters of the initiative and some Democrats in the statehouse believe history is repeating itself as Republicans attempt to keep the minimum wage issue off the ballot.After Chenault's comments on the floor, Flanagan told reporters...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...both the public and private sector.Alaskans want an independent voice, who will show up and represent Alaska. Twelve Republicans put their constituents' interests ahead of Rep. Ryan and voted against this anti-Alaskan budget. It's too bad Alaska's...
Ballot question carries big ramifications

...expect up to 50,000 barrels of new production per day within the next four years.If Alaskans opt to do away with the Republicans' tax plan from the 2013 legislative session, that all gets put into jeopardy, said Jepsen, the vice president of external...
State | Local | AK legislature
Teachers' pension proposal raises red flags

House Republicans presented their proposal for increasing education funding Tuesday, and with it came the first glimpse into legislative decision-makers...
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska Senate forum turns to subsistence

ANCHORAGE - Two Republicans running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich told a crowd of Alaska Native leaders at a candidates forum that they value...
State | AK legislature
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

...said. The bill includes an outreach effort to former students who may request a high school diploma.Several of the five Republicans who voted against the bill said there needs to be some sort of standard to measure learned skills."I think we need minimum...
House changes little as state education bill advances Reps. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham, David Guttenberg of Fairbanks, and Les Gara of Anchorage, voted with Republicans Cathy Munoz, of Juneau, and Holmes to support the measure.On the other end of the spectrum, Gara and Guttenberg proposed...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...Management Board, the state's contribution to the system this year was projected for $975 million. A source close to House Republicans said previously that payment would be at least $700 million if no alternative plan were adopted.The Governor's planWith...
State | Local | AK legislature


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