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Alaska House Passes Legislation to Help Struggling Workers

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation to help struggling workers and their families weather job losses resulting from the Alaska recession, which has been ongoing since 2015. House Bill 142, sponsored by Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), increases the maximum weekly unemployment insurance benefit from $370 to $510 over two years to match 50 percent of the average weekly wage, which is the national norm for unemployment benefits.

Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, Seaton, Josephson, and Kreiss-Tomkins

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), House Resources Committee Co-Chair Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), and House State Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka).

House Passes Legislation to Grandfather In Alaska’s Historic Roadhouses

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to allow Alaska’s historic roadhouses to operate as they have for decades. House Bill 301, sponsored by Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), grandfather’s in over a hundred hospitality businesses and allows them to continue operating with a tourism beverage dispensary license.

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