The initiative would raise the minimum wage from $7.75 to $8.75 at first, and then there would be another bump up to $9.75 in 2016.
It’s a fast start for the former Natural Resources Commissioner, who is in a three-way race for the Republican primary.
The Senate campaign of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has issued a series of press releases attacking incumbent Mark Begich for allegedly receiving support from Outside politicians working to lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and enact gun control, which both candidates oppose.
Mallott says his campaign is about Alaskans being engaged in crucial decisions that affect their lives..
Exxon and Chevron have made major contributions to a campaign that wants to preserve a controversial oil tax law that passed this year, according to recent filings with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
Two years ago, oil companies spent over a million dollars to defeat an election initiative and they’re on track to spend even more this year.
While Gov. Parnell was unveiling his budget in Anchorage, a political challenger was talking energy in Juneau.
Outside money is expected to pour into the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mark Begich, and the first of it is making a splash across Alaska’s TV sets.
With so much money that will be spent on political ads, some state legislators would like to see stronger federal disclosure laws, so voters know who’s paying for the airtime.
Petersburg’s mayor is pleased with this weeks court decision in favor of the state’s latest redistricting plan.