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Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...procedure for paying medical costs and then update it yearly, he said. Recommendations will be made to Dianne Blumer, state commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, and would be adopted by the state Workers' Compensation Board.The current...
Legislature confirms 4 state commissioners

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature has confirmed Gov. Sean Parnell's picks to lead the departments of Natural Resources, Revenue, Public Safety and Administration.
State | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...workers.The lawmakers, in a letter dated Feb. 26, note that the Senate rejected recommended pay raises for state commissioners. They said highly paid staff are "the least able to justify pay increases in austere times."The lawmakers...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: If Alaska is to live within its means, top brass should too

...July 1, 2015.Without the additional pay hike, state commissioners are already expected to see a $4,800 the next few years. Until then, all of us - state commissioners, the governor and lieutenant governor included...
Former gov steps in to smooth-over potential diplomatic issue

...are typically symbolic. A previous MOU signed by the state with the Alaska Gasline Port Authority was signed by state commissioners Tom Irwin of DNR and Pat Galvin of the Department of Revenue.However, the MOU offered REI enough encouragement...
Alaska voters to decide coastal zone initiative

...a program.The new initiative calls for a 13-member coastal policy board, with nine public members and four state commissioners. Supporters say it wouldn't have veto authority over projects but could make recommendations on how to improve...
Former Alaska Gov. Knowles supports coastal management

...program could be.The initiative calls for a 13-member coastal policy board, with nine public members and four state commissioners. The idea is to give local communities a say in development decisions that could affect their way of life. Initiative...
State split on coastal issue board made up of local elected leaders and state commissioners was eliminated. The entire program was scaled...nine from coastal communities and four who are state commissioners.Each of nine coastal regions in the state would...
Ferry route shuffle comes as a surprise

...Ketchikan and Prince William Sound. "This would initiate an absolutely regular schedule," said Robin Taylor, state commissioner for marine transportation. The changes - which came as a surprise to Southeast Alaska community leaders on Thursday...
State Briefs

...crab harvest would go to a designated set of processors exclusively and 10 percent would be open. Kevin Duffy, state commissioner of fish and game and a member of the North Pacific council, defended the quota system, saying it recognizes the...


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