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House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan

...being sent. Notices are scheduled to be sent Monday to state workers warning of potential layoffs if a budget isn't passed...hotline has been set up and information posted online for state workers regarding the potential partial government shutdown...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-30
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Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...reimburse a portion of school bond debt payments. They also voted to repeal scheduled 2.5 percent pay raises for certain state workers not covered by unions.Supporters of efforts to cancel planned raises for union and nonunion workers said it was an...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/legislature-adjourns-governor-calls-
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Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...said the governor's budget plan does not include the scheduled 2.5 percent cost-of-living raises for certain state workers not covered by unions. Lawmakers passed a bill repealing those raises.Compared with the compromise budget, Walker's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/alaska-legislature-gavels-in-for-spe
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Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...a portion of school bond debt payments. They also voted to repeal scheduled 2.5-percent pay raises for certain state workers not covered by unions. Supporters of efforts to cancel planned raises for union and non-union workers said it was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-propos
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Concern raised about same-sex benefit requirements

...to a serious health condition of a same-sex partner. Proposed changes also would include same-sex partners of state workers in the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of leave. Stenson said his group would submit comments to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-29/concern-raised-about-same-sex-benefi
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House approves workers' comp changes

...inflation of 4 percent in the medical cost component of the Anchorage Cost of Living, says Mike Monagle, director of the state Workers' Compensation Division."Medical costs constitute 76 percent of workers' compensation claims in Alaska, which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17/house-approves-workers-comp-changes
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What others say: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

...run well. Recruiting from the widest possible base makes that possible.Legally, Alaska has to allow out-of-state workers on big construction jobs. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court said as much when it ruled local hire requirements unconstitutional...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-22/what-others-say-gas-pipeline-shou
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Board seeks more action on pension shortfall

...the recession.The state has taken steps to try to address the issue, including closing the pension system to new state workers and instead putting them on 401(k)-style plans. The state also is making scheduled payments to reduce the shortfall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-05/board-seeks-more-action-on-pension-s
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Needed: Alaska health care workers

...health care field. The plan comes on the heels of similar efforts to address other areas, including training in-state workers for construction. "We're just encouraging, from kindergarten through 12th grade, that there be more opportunities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120710/new_746965903.shtml
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Alaskans' favorite sport: Campaigns head into homestretch

...extend state health coverage to children of retired state workers. French is indirectly helping Parnell's Democratic...provision that delays this coverage for children of retired state workers, French said in an Oct. 5 letter to Parnell. French...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101010/new_718541395.shtml
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