NEWS: Governor Walker Signs Legislation Authorizing Transportation Network Companies to Operate in Alaska

Juneau – Earlier today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed a bill into law that allows ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate in Alaska. House Bill 132, sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), would pave the way for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Uber to begin operating in Alaska communities.

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NEWS: House Approves Legislation to Authorizing Transportation Network Companies in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 132 “An Act relating to transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers.” The legislation, sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), would pave the way for TNCs like Lyft and Uber to begin operating in Alaska communities.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Support Alaska Manicurists

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to repeal harmful statutes which disadvantage small Alaska businesses. House Bill 222 removes unreasonable and unnecessary manicurist licensing requirements; allowing experienced manicurists to continue to practice without re-taking a training course as part of their license renewal.

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Speaker Edgmon’s March 3rd Newsletter

On any given day in the Speaker’s office I might meet with as many as 10 different business associations, local governments, organizations, or individuals—people involved in fisheries or trucking, tourism or tribal councils, oil & gas or education. More and more, these Alaskans are bringing me the same simple message: “We need to return stability and sustainability to our economy, and it has to happen as soon as possible.”

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Spotlighting Small Businesses

Locally-owned businesses build strong communities by keeping dollars in the local economy, creating jobs, and sustaining vibrant neighborhoods. This week, we recognize two successful, growing businesses in our community: Anchorage Yoga and the Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria!

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NEWS: Tuck Celebrates Distillery Bill Signed Into Law

Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage, and House Democratic Leader) joined the Distillers Guild of Alaska yesterday to celebrate the passage of his House Bill 309. The measure allows Alaska’s small-scale distillers to host on-premises tours, offer tastings of their products, and engage in limited direct sales, as do Alaska’s breweries and wineries. A press conference and reception celebrating the bill’s passage was hosted by the Distillers Guild of Alaska Tuesday, August 5, at Anchorage’s Bare Distillery.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: NO to new office furniture, Welcome Bass Pro & AYEA Opportunity!

My colleagues and I find ourselves disappointed by the Republican Majority vote to increase spending to $500,000. We need to have functional offices for ourselves and our staff so we can serve our constituents, but I personally think that we have good options already. There is no need, in these tight fiscal times, to spend such an excessive amount of public funds on prettier chairs.

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