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Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

JUNEAU - In coastal communities throughout Alaska, several organizations are working together to prepare more Alaskans for jobs in the maritime industry.
Three things to watch

JUNEAU - The focus this week will be on the House, which is expected to take up the state's operating budget. The House Finance Committee is working to finalize its version of the budget, with amendments scheduled for Tuesday.
State | AK legislature
Lawmaker proposes eliminating film tax credit program

...release on the bill, more than $170 million in credits are still authorized.The bill was heard by the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Thursday.
Legislative News in Brief

...for reporting sexual assault by increase confidentiality. Bill would incentivize arctic infrastructureThe Senate Labor and Commerce Committee this week began considering a bill that would boost infrastructure development in the arctic.SB140, sponsored...
State | AK legislature
Unions raise concerns with Labor head's education, experience

Alaska's new labor commissioner, who state officials say attended the University of Alaska Southeast, now appears to not have finished high school. Dianne Blumer, appointed commissioner of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development by Gov.
Leaders consider curbs on pull-tabs

...from raising pull-tab dollars outside their own region. They plan to make a recommendation to the full Senate Labor and Commerce Committee after the Legislature convenes next month. During Monday's hearing in Fairbanks, several pull-tab...

Stories from around the state.
Insurance credit score bill moves out of committee

...companies to consider a person's credit score when renewing a policy advanced from committee Thursday.The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, which sponsored SB55, was the only committee of referral for the measure on the Senate side.Currently...
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

Senate Bill 55, sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy's (R-Wasilla) Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, would allow insurance companies to use our financial credit score to justify charging us more for auto, home, life and related insurance plans.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., House Finance Committee takes up HB 312, the FY 2001 operating budget, and HB 313, which is FY 2001 mental health appropriations. The committee continues work on the bills throughout the week. Room 519.


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