NEWS: Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Equal Pay and Living Wage Act

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) joined thousands of Americans taking action on unfair pay practices by introducing the Equal Pay and Living Wage Act. The bill, which is introduced on Equal Pay Day, increases the minimum wage to a $15 living wage starting January 1, 2017.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Budget Update and Bills on the Move

We’re down to the last two weeks of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end on April 19. As we get down to the end of session the pace has picked up and our floor sessions have been getting longer as we debate more bills and resolutions. You can follow online by watching committee meetings at AKL.tv and floor session at GavelAlaska.com.

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NEWS: Ten Days Left in Session – Still No Erin’s Law

JUNEAU – There are now 10 days left in the first session of the 29th Alaska Legislature but there is still no movement on legislation to implement Erin’s Law in Alaska. Erin’s Law has been proven in many other states to prevent child sexual abuse by requiring public school districts to offer prevention curriculum.

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