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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
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Anchorage, AK – “Yesterday’s election result marks a significant victory for Alaskans, all of whom stand to benefit from the new oil tax structure remaining in place,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. “I am proud to have been a part of a coalition that voted to support Alaska’s new oil tax system. We have worked hard over the past five years to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) and the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the individuals selected to participate in the initial meeting of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC). The AEC is intended to foster sustainable development, including economic growth, environmental protection and social development in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political
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