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Senate panel to consider former commissioners

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee is considering hiring two former state commissioners to help lawmakers review state spending and address massive budget deficits.The committee's co-chairs have proposed contracts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/senate-panel-consider-former-commission
State
AGDC board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...as part of a shake-up that included the removal of three board members, Gov. Bill Walker instructed the two state commissioners on the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s board to not sign such agreements in a bid to have the board operate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/agdc-board-seeks-clarity-confidentialit
State
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

...Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan announced Tuesday three hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.Former Alaska Department of Natural Resources commissioner Joe Balash was hired as Sullivan's chief of staff...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-09/sen-sullivan-announces-chief-staff-spok
Local
Edna Bay is newest Alaska city

A state commissioner signed off this week on Edna Bay's cityhood, making it Alaska's newest second-class city and the first to incorporate in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/edna-bay-newest-alaska-city
Local
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...Jim Duncan, executive director of a union representing about 8,500 state and municipal employees and a former state commissioner for the Department of Administration. "He cut a bad deal for all Alaskans when he let Mercer off the hook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/union-reps-assail-settlement-touted-sul
State
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...Jim Duncan, executive director of a union representing about 8,500 state and municipal employees and a former state commissioner for the Department of Administration. "He cut a bad deal for all Alaskans when he let Mercer off the hook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/union-reps-assail-settlement-touted-sul
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/gov-told-hold-line-union-talks
State | AK legislature
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/legislature-confirms-4-state-commission
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 salary...in the next few years. Until then, all of us - state commissioners, the governor and lieutenant governor included...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-22/empire-editorial-if-alaska-live-withi
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