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Mayor Asks Voters to Authorize Sale of Municipal Light & Power in April None 

Mayor Asks Voters to Authorize Sale of Municipal Light & Power in April

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that he will ask the Anchorage Assembly to place a proposition on the April 2018 municipal ballot allowing voters to authorize the sale of Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) to Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (Chugach).

Legislators, Native Corporations Celebrate Opening of ANWR's 1002 Area None 
AOGA’s statement on passage of the Tax Reform Bill None 

AOGA’s statement on passage of the Tax Reform Bill

Alaska Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.84 None 

Alaska Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.84

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.80 to $9.84 in 2018. A ballot initiative passed by voters raised the minimum wage by a dollar in both 2015 and 2016, and thereafter to be adjusted annually for inflation.

GCI reaffirms commitment to internet freedom None 
Legislative Staffer Named a Schwarzman Scholar None 

Legislative Staffer Named a Schwarzman Scholar

The office of Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) is pleased to announce that Reid Magdanz, a legislative staffer with the office, has been selected as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar.

Department of Revenue releases Fall 2017 Revenue Sources Book None 

Department of Revenue releases Fall 2017 Revenue Sources Book

Department of Revenue (DOR) Commissioner Sheldon Fisher released the Fall 2017 Revenue Sources Book today. The Revenue Sources Book includes the Department’s final fall forecast of oil price, oil production, and state revenue.

State receives $21.2 million in oil and gas lease sales None 

State receives $21.2 million in oil and gas lease sales

Murkowski Bill to Improve Southeast Rural Health Passes Senate None 

Murkowski Bill to Improve Southeast Rural Health Passes Senate

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski praised the Senate’s passage of her legislation, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017, which provides a land transfer of 19.07 acres in Sitka.

New advocacy and public affairs agency to open in the new year None 

New advocacy and public affairs agency to open in the new year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A new public affairs and advocacy agency is launching in Alaska, with deep roots and expertise in public relations, strategic communications and public policy.