News for Economic

Friday, June 05, 2015
Fairbanks, AK – Members of the Alaska business community today thanked Governor Bill Walker for taking initial steps toward putting the state on solid financial footing by asking Alaskans to take a hard look at government spending, as well as potential revenue enhancements. “We know from our scientific poll conducted earlier this year that a majority of Alaskans want to see the State of Alaska ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Friday, February 06, 2015
Anchorage, AK – Alaska businesses will pay for uninsured Alaskans through the proposed Medicaid expansion or through increased health care costs. The Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion for this reason. The Chamber’s support for Medicaid expansion ends when the federal funding ends or falls below its initial promise. Our support also ends if expansion exacerbates the State’s fiscal ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Legislation, Press Release
Monday, November 17, 2014
Anchorage,   AK - The Alaska Chamber joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flawed proposed rule to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S. and called for the proposal ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
Monday, April 07, 2014
Anchorage, AK – "Today’s announcement from the Alaska Department of Revenue is welcome news and proves oil tax reform is working. In its spring update, the Department of Revenue included an increase in oil production for 2014,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. “For years, the Alaska Chamber has been an outspoken advocate for a more competitive oil tax system. With more ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Anchorage, AK - Today, the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) joined 30 other state chambers of commerce in calling on Congress to act on critical transportation infrastructure. Congress currently faces a critical crossroads as they begin to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill passed in 2012. “U.S. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Legislation, Press Release, Economic, Political