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Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday

...legislatures in several states and the District of Columbia also approved hikes last year, according to the organization.Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner and a sponsor of the initiative, said he is glad to see other states increasing...
Fears, hopes loom as wages set to jump

...minimum wage in the United States, but is now 19th despite having the fourth highest cost of living in the country. Ed Flanagan, cofounder of the group and a former Alaska Labor Commissioner, credited the current discrepancy to the Alaska legislature's...
Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

...passed a bill increasing the rate. Then, a year later, legislators went back into the law and essentially gutted it.Ed Flanagan, one of this year's initiative organizers and a former Alaska labor commissioner, told lawmakers that he has "no...
Knowles administration takes swing at stealth PAC's issue ad

...Virginia-based nonprofit with Republican ties, paints a false portrait of the state's economy, said Labor Commissioner Ed Flanagan. ''The facts do not sustain any claim that our economy is not in good shape,'' Flanagan said. The group has been...
Minimum wage initiative wins approval

...Monday. Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Samson. Organizers will have one year to gather the more 31,169 signatures required to qualify...
Knowles proposes raises for cabinet commissioners

...Fund Corp., make more than cabinet commissioners. For instance, both Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Ed Flanagan and Education and Early Development Commissioner Rick Cross took pay cuts when they were promoted from deputy commissioner...
Repeal group reports raising more than $63,000

...annually after that. The group reported about $10,000 on hand at the end of the period and $17,000 in debts.Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner and an organizer of the initiative effort, said his group estimates it will take...
Oil tax repeal group raises $34,000

...with about $10,900 on hand and $3,000 in debts for signature gathering.A sponsor of the minimum wage proposal, Ed Flanagan, said the group plans to submit signatures this week to qualify for the August ballot. Backers of the proposed marijuana...
New Anchorage-based commissioners worry Juneau officials

...Veteran Affairs is based at Fort Richardson. Along with Duncan, commissioners who are year-round Juneau residents are Ed Flanagan of Labor and Workforce Development; Rick Cross of Education and Early Development; Margaret Pugh of Corrections...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage on the initiative. At least the Majority would then have to wait two years to thwart the will of the people.Ed Flanagan is chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage (, the sponsor of the minimum wage initiative...


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