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Minimum wage initiative one step closer to ballot

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwelll certified an initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour.

With seven maps, many options before Redistricting Board

With seven maps, many options before Redistricting BoardIn the coming weeks, the Alaska redistricting board will be reviewing seven different political maps, on top of a handful that have been submitted by third-party groups.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Referendum sponsors say opponents are interfering with petitions

Sponsors of a referendum to repeal a tax cut on oil companies allege that opponents are interfering with their ability to collect signatures.

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant GovernorAnchorage Republican Lesil McGuire announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the 2014 election on Wednesday.

Democratic legislators want intervention in redistricting process

Democratic legislators want intervention in redistricting processLast week, a superior court judge scolded the redistricting board, saying that it was unnecessarily holding up the redrawing of the state’s political boundaries. Now, Democratic lawmakers are calling for non-partisan “masters” to step in and guide the redistricting process.

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seat

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seatThe next U.S. Senate race in Alaska is still 18 months away. A number of Republicans have jumped in the race, or are publicly mulling taking on Senator Mark Begich in November 2014.

Opponents of wastewater discharge bill pass on referendum

Opponents of wastewater discharge bill pass on referendumWhen voters head to the polls next year, they could be faced with questions on oil taxes, the minimum wage, and the use of recreational marijuana. But one thing that won’t be on the ballot is a referendum on a controversial bill concerning cruise ship waste.

Signature collection starts for oil tax referendum

Signature collection starts for oil tax referendumWith the signature booklets hot off the printers, opponents of a controversial tax cut for oil companies should be able to start gathering support for their referendum Tuesday.

Alaska Supreme Court clarifies redistricting decision

Alaska Supreme Court clarifies redistricting decisionAlaska's highest court says the first step in the redistricting process is to draw political boundaries based on state constitutional requirements.