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The prepared text of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's State of the State address, presented to the Alaska Legislature Wednesday evening in Juneau: "Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, former Governor Sheffield, distinguished guests, and...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate passed legislation early Tuesday morning Washington D.C. time to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New...
Channel 2 NewsAutomatic changes to the federal budget are scheduled to occur on January first if President Obama and Congress can not reach an agreement. These budget changes are to address the $16 trillion debt and prevent the nation from falling over a...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage pull-tab shop operator will serve six months in jail and pay restitution of more than $25,000 to charities defrauded by his business, according to a plea agreement announced by state prosecutors Friday. Abraham J. Spicola, 37, pleaded guilty...
Tags: Social Issues, Punishment, Social Services, Lotto, Theft
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell says he wants to provide payroll tax relief to Alaskans when the state's unemployment insurance trust fund is solvent. Parnell asked his attorney general and labor commissioner for recommendations after his office says he learned there...
Channel 2 NewsHouse leaders have agreed to a two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cuts and federal unemployment benefits, GOP aides said Thursday. The move reflects a retreat by House Republicans and appears to all but assure 160 million workers aren't...
Tags: Don Young, Mark Begich, Politics, Lisa Murkowski, Unemployment
About 30 protestors staged a noon march in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s downtown office building on Monday. Most of those who took part belong to labor unions. Their mission: to put a face on Alaska’s growing jobless problem. Vince...
Tags: Insurance, Lisa Murkowski, Republican Party, AFL-CIO
The owner of a pull-tab parlor in Anchorage has been indicted for allegedly demanding bribes. The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that Abraham Joseph Spicola, owner of the now-closed Lucky Times Pull Tabs, is facing numerous charges including...
The Associated PressAlaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller says he will no longer answer reporters' questions about his background and personal life, citing the "viciousness" of the campaign. Reports in recent weeks have found that Miller, a fiscal conservative who has called...
Tags: Joe Miller, Anchorage, Kansas, Alaska, Career and Workplace
NEW YORK — After bracing for a steep fall, Wall Street barely shrugged at a sharp sell-off in stock markets around the globe. It all started in Asia. Weak manufacturing data out of China pointed to a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy,...
Florida made its final Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund payment to the federal government this week, repaying a total of $3.5 billion that the state borrowed during the great recession, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday. Florida...
Florida officials this week finished paying back about $3.5 billion the state had borrowed from the federal government to make unemployment payments during the worst of the recession. It was one of 36 states forced to borrow the money from the feds to...
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