The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting this week in Fairbanks where they adopted their state and federal legislative priorities for 2014.
Their top three state legislative priorities are:
- Opposition to the repeal of SB 21 – Alaska’s new oil tax law that will be on the 2014 primary election ballot
- Medicaid expansion as provided under the Affordable Health Care Act
- Comprehensive workers’ compensation reform.
At the federal level, the group’s top three priorities are:
- Supporting oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic
- Opposing locking up more federal lands in Alaska
- Supporting 8(a) preferences in federal contracting for Native corporations.
While the Chamber adopted dozens of other resolutions indicative of their support of specific issues, the organization extensively advocates only on behalf of their top priorities.
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