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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Alliance to Save Energy Issues Statement on Senate Energy Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- The Alliance to Save Energy issued the following statement by Vice President Ben Evans regarding the Senate energy bill released by Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia: "We appreciate Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Manchin's efforts to assemble a bipartisan package. There are a number of good provisions in here for energy efficiency, including important parts of the 'Portman-Shaheen' legisl  more

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County: The North West Company Selects Boca Raton for International Headquarters
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb. 25 -- The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County issued the following news release: The North West Company, a leading retailer, has announced the relocation of its International headquarters to Boca Raton. The North West Company provides products and services to underserved rural communities and urban neighborhood markets primarily in Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. With support from the Business  more

Competitive Enterprise Institute: Green Deal Could Cost Households in 11 States at Least $70K
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-profit public policy organization, issued the following news release on Feb. 26: American households in eleven key states could expect more than $70,000 in higher costs if the Green New Deal is implemented, according to a new study released by Power the Future, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL). The eleven states analyzed in the study are Alaska, Colorado, Florida  more

Iditarod Statistics From PETA
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 27 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: As the 2020 Iditarod approaches, PETA is sharing information regarding the number of dogs who are injured, killed, and/or pulled from the race each year. In late 2018 and early 2019, a PETA investigator worked at kennels owned by former Iditarod champions (one of whom is set to race again this year) and found widespread neglect and suffering. Dogs were denied veterinary care for painful  more

United Automobile Workers Merges Additional States Into Region 8 and Region 4
DETROIT, Michigan, Feb. 29 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger became effective, February 28, 2020. States have been apportioned between Region 4 and 8 in the following way: UAW REGION 4 * Current Region 4: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana * Added Into Re  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars Supports Burn Pit Legislation
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 25 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - If made into law, this legislation would recognize that veterans who served in certain countries in southwest Asia and east Africa were exposed to more than 45 toxins, chemicals and airborne hazards * * * VFW-supported legislation that could recognize veterans who were exposed to burn pits during the Global War on Terrorism was introduced Nov. 22 to the Senate. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alas  more