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Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...advanced late Thursday afternoon and could get a Senate vote as early as Friday.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, unsuccessfully sought to rescind language the committee adopted Wednesday that seeks to eliminate pay raises...
Thomas, Cashen named deputy state labor commissioners

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Joe Thomas, a former Democratic state senator from Fairbanks, has been named a deputy commissioner of the state labor department.
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees savings seemed to track with the amount for cost-of-living adjustments.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said after the morning meeting that he did not support the amendments. Bishop, R-Fairbanks, who sits on...
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday

...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 their minimum wage and he would...
Gas-line group board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...information, because you used that data to back up the assumptions you made during your analysis," Fauske said.State labor commissioner Heidi Drygas said not signing the agreement creates a predicament. But Drygas said she is confident there will...
Walker continues to fill cabinet

JUNEAU (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker is continuing to fill out his Cabinet, naming Heidi Drygas to be state labor commissioner.Drygas previously served as general counsel for the Alaska District Council of Laborers. Walker said Drygas...
House education panel delves into vo-tech credits with high schools that send students into their program or face a 20 percent reduction in state funding.State labor commissioner Dianne Blumer told the committee the state currently does not have a means for measuring success at state-recognized...
Former labor commissioners support push to raise minimum wage

JUNEAU - Three former state labor commissioners are behind an effort aimed at raising Alaska's minimum wage.Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Sampson are behind a proposed...
Repeal group reports raising more than $63,000 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 about $60,000 to get through...
What others say: State's cancellation of preference could save the law

...lawsuit that could have invalidated the entire statute.Politically, the Alaska hire law is sound. It gives the state labor commissioner the power declare "zones of underemployment" where he can to require that as many as 100 percent Alaskans...


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