Statement from the Alaska Chamber on Ballot Measures 2, 3 and 4

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August 26, 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measures 2, 3 and 4 and urges Alaskans to Just Vote No on November 4. Each ballot measure threatens harmful and lasting consequences for Alaskans and businesses.

The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measure 2: An act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana. The measure will negatively affect workforce safety, readiness and productivity, and increase employer liability.

The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measure 3: Increase Alaska’s Minimum Wage. Employers and workers, not the government, should determine the value of labor, based on labor availability and its contribution to the earnings of the business.

The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measure 4: Bristol Bay Forever. The measure politicizes Alaska's rigorous permitting process. Businesses investing in Alaska rely on a predictable and fair permitting process.

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About the Alaska Chamber
The Alaska Chamber, a private, non-profit corporation, operating since 1952, works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Alaska Chamber is the voice of small and large business across the state with a Board of Directors comprised of 80 members representing all regions of the state. For more information visit www.alaskachamber.com.
 
Contact:
Brandy Dixon, Communications & Events Director
bdixon@alaskachamber.com, (907) 278-2727