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Proposed ballot measure would raise Alaska's minimum wage to $15 in 2027

Proposed ballot measures — if they make it to the election and win voter approval — would raise Alaska’s minimum wage and add mandatory paid sick leave; limit campaign contributions; and restrict state spending on political party candidate... Full story


Permanent Fund not immune to inflation, investment losses

For 41 years, Alaskans have benefitted from Permanent Fund dividends. More recently, the fund also has been the biggest source of money to pay for state public services. Permanent Fund managers have long known it could one day have less available to... Full story


Dunleavy headed to re-election win as governor

Gov. Mike Dunleavy appears on pace for re-election to a second four-year term, based on preliminary numbers from last week’s election. Dunleavy, a Republican, held a substantial lead over challengers Democrat Les Gara, independent Bill Walker and... Full story


Dunleavy outpolls Walker almost 2-1 in primary election

Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy received nearly twice as many votes as his nearest rival in last week’s primary election for governor. The incumbent received 64,676 votes as of Aug, 17 to 34,248 for former Gov. Bill Walker, running as an...


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