Cap raised to $400,000 on Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Fund

New legislation boosts to $400,000 the cap on money that may be borrowed through the Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Fund to purchase limited entry...

Important pink salmon disaster relief update

Dear Friends and Neighbors,At long last, I am finally able to announce that the State of Alaska has released its draft distribution plan for...

New law clearly defines independent contractors

Alaska’s Division of Worker’s Compensation now has a clearly defined definition of an independent contractor to help decide whether an injured worker is eligible...

Bill would limit use of flavors in tobacco products

Bipartisan legislation to place strict limits on use of flavors in tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars, has been introduced in Congress, with...

Bill aids expanded opportunities for vets in private industry

House Bill 2 was signed into law on July 29, making Alaska the 38th state to adopt legislation giving private employers the option of...

Murkowski in spotlight on Supreme Court nomination

President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of a conservative judge has already sparked a confirmation battle over an appointment that could shape the court for...

Working out details on salmon disaster funds

Dear Friends and Neighbors,I wanted to provide you with a short update regarding the 2016 pink salmon disaster relief funding distribution.It was recently announced...

Bill addresses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

Legislation signed into law on June 29 by Gov. Bill Walker is expected to improve how law enforcement agencies address sexual assault cases.House Bill...

Legislation updates auto dealer franchise laws

Legislation signed into law on July 2 by Gov. Bill Walker updates Alaska’s franchise statutes to improve protections for auto dealers, auto manufacturers, and...

State protects employees’ right to keep tips

New state regulations effective June 29 protect employees’ right to keep tips thy receive on the job and prohibit employers from redistributing those tips...

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