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February 20, 2024



Dunleavy proposes tax breaks for companies that spend money on worker housing and child care


Anchorage Daily News


January 28, 2024



Gov. Dunleavy responds to comment on issuing a veto to BSA-only education bill


Alaska News Source



January 27, 2024



Gov. Dunleavy says he would veto a standalone bill to increase school funding


Anchorage Daily News



January 10, 2024



Alaska advocates submit petition signatures to put minimum wage increase on ballot


Alaska Beacon



January 9, 2024



Group seeking to increase Alaska minimum wage turns in signatures to put question on 2024 ballot


Anchorage Daily News



January 2, 2024



Alaska's minimum wage rises to $11.73 as a ballot measure seeks further increases


Anchorage Daily News



Nov. 25, 2023



Alaska health care providers sue to keep state rule mandating minimum payments for care


Alaska Beacon



October 12, 2023



BLM introduces proposed NPR-A rule, drawing resistance from some in oil and gas industry


Alaska News Source



October 7, 2023



Cordova Chamber awarded Local Chamber of the Year by the Alaska Chamber


The Cordova Times



October 2, 2023



Fairbanks-based company takes top honors at statewide business awards gala


Fairbanks Daily Newsminer



Sept. 28, 2023



Press Release: Alaska Chamber Recognizes Excellence in Business at Awards Gala


Alaska Chamber



Sept. 14, 2023



Statewide coalition files suit challenging reimposition of Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule


Alaska Native News



Sept. 7, 2023



Arctic Oil Leasing Legal Fight Looms on Alaska Cancellations



Bloomberg Law News



Sept. 1, 2023



OPINION: EPA’s Pebble action sets an unfair precedent for Alaska development



Anchorage Daily News



August 30, 2023



Alaska Chamber report highlights state economic loss due to lack of child care



Fairbanks Daily Newsminer



August 26, 2023



Alaska’s business advocates call for making child care a priority



Anchorage Daily News



August 24, 2023



Business leaders say Alaska’s child care crisis is hurting employers and economy



Alaska Public Media



July 23, 2023



OPINION: Apprenticeship bill is critical for Alaska 



Anchorage Daily News



July 5, 2023



State's new task force hears child care shortage is getting worse



Wrangell Sentinel



July 2, 2023



Expert paints grim portrait of child care in Alaska



Fairbanks Daily Newsminer



July 1, 2023



A Statewide Voice: The Alaska Chamber advocates for businesses, big and small



Alaska Business Monthly



June 29, 2023



New state child care task force faces bleak reality of Alaska’s system



Alaska Beacon



June 2, 2023



WOTUS ruling hailed as a win for Alaska



North of 60 Mining News



April 8, 2023



Dunleavy forms task force to examine child care needs



Fairbanks Daily Newsminer



April 6, 2023


Gov. Dunleavy announces Alaska child care task force but declines to support immediate funding boost


Anchorage Daily News


March 27, 2023


New External Affairs Director for Alaska Chamber



Alaska Business Monthly


March 27, 2023


Alaska congressional delegation, Legislature file legal brief backing Willow oil project



Anchorage Daily News


March 22, 2023


A ballot proposition aims to put Anchorage marijuana tax revenue toward easing the city’s child care crisis



Anchorage Daily News


March 20, 2023


Press Release: Alaska Chamber announces new-hire Kari Nore



Alaska Chamber


March 19, 2022



5 Things to Know in Alaska Politics: Vaccine bill of rights and a global market for salmon



Fairbanks Newsminer


March 18, 2022


OPINION: Alaska must address its child care crisis



Anchorage Daily News


Feb. 2, 2022


Child care challenges keep workers sidelined



Juneau Empire


Feb. 1, 2022


Lack of child care keeping Alaska families out of the workforce



Alaska's News Source


Jan. 29, 2022


Report: 61% of Alaskans live in child care deserts



Juneau Empire


Sept. 14, 2021


Trade group leaders adapt as COVID-19 again upends fall conference season



Alaska Journal of Commerce


Sept. 4, 2021


Will a push to jumpstart Alaska's stalled vaccine progress work?



Anchorage Daily News


Sept. 2, 2021


Alaskans, you can win $49,000 for getting vaccinated. Do we have your attention now?



Anchorage Daily News


June. 6, 2021


Alaskans don't want California's Failed Policies



Anchorage Daily News


May 20, 2021


Alaska's leaders deserve recognition for cruise ship workaround



Anchorage Daily News


March 3, 2021


Spending cap would help restore trust in government



Alaska Journal of Commerce


February 5, 2021


Don’t Slow Us Down! Alaska’s Emergency Declaration is about Access to Resources and Economic Recovery, not Mandates



Anchorage Daily News


December 29, 2020


Diverse Coalition Launches Effort to Help Get Alaskans Across the COVID Finish Line


Conquer COVID Coalition


December 5, 2020


Health Care and business interests are committed to managing COVID-19 together.


Anchorage Daily News


August 19, 2020


GUEST COMMENTARY: Ballot Measure One will hurt investment in our state


Alaska Journal of Commerce


May 8, 2020


Alaska businesses and municipalities need help now. The Legislature must act.


Anchorage Daily News


February 26, 2020


Alaska Chamber begins year with new energy for business advocacy


Alaska Journal of Commerce


February 25, 2020


Business coalition opposes latest tax legislation, encourages policy development




May 11, 2019


Now is the time to limit state spending


Must Read Alaska


May 10, 2019


Now is the time to limit state spending


Juneau Empire


April 26, 2019


The time is now to limit state spending


Anchorage Daily News


April 10, 2019


Court ruling scuttles Chamber plans for insurance association


Alaska Journal of Commerce


March 28, 2019


Kati Capozzi heading up Alaska Chamber of Commerce


Must Read Alaska


January 14, 2019


Alaska Chamber announces new vice president


Juneau Empire


January 6, 2019


Alaska needs private-sector health care solutions


Anchorage Daily News

October 31, 2018 Stand for Alaska - Vote No on 1 Letter Daily Sitka Sentinel
October 24, 2018 Begich, Dunleavy debate Alaskan issues at Chamber Webcenter 11
October 24, 2018 Begich, Dunleavy at candidate forum in Fairbanks Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
October 24, 2018 Alaska Chamber Convenes Annual Conference in Fairbanks Alaska Business
October 21, 2018 Dunleavy should attend chamber forum: Both candidates should get real with fiscals plans, permanent fund Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
May 23, 2018 Public Survey Results Presented at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Webcenter 11
May 14, 2018 The deception of Stand for Salmon OpEd Juneau Empire
May 11, 2018 The deception of Stand for Salmon OpEd Anchorage Daily News
May 7, 2018 The deception of Stand for Salmon OpEd Alaska Journal
May 1, 2018 Alaska Senate considers ways to limit Medicaid access Juneau Empire
April 18, 2018 Enstar to cut rates with $5M benefit from 2017 tax reform Alaska Journal
March 22, 2018 Our polling shows budget, reducing spending are Alaskans’ top priorities Anchorage Daily News
March 21, 2018 Alaskans align on many issues despite division in capital Alaska Journal
March 16, 2018 Opportunity zones in Alaska could be a game changer for Alaska OpEd Anchorage Daily News
March 16, 2018 An opportunity we can’t afford to miss OpEd Must Read Alaska
March 15, 2018 Opportunity zones for Alaska — time is short to act OpEd Juneau Empire
March 14, 2018 Opportunity zones for Alaska OpEd Peninsula Clarion
February 12, 2018 Can the Permanent Fund save Alaska’s budget, without taxes? Anchorage Daily News
February 2, 2018 Chamber fly in a success KINY Radio
January 31, 2018 Onerous health insurance taxes put off by Jan. 22 spending bill Alaska Journal
January 14, 2018 Alaska must not be a barrier to its own oil production Anchorage Daily News
January 10, 2018 Let’s not be our own worst enemy in developing ANWR OpEd Alaska Journal
January 9, 2018 Let’s not be our own worst enemy in developing ANWR OpEd Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
December 13, 2017 Legislature to consider worker’s comp overhaul Peninsula Clarion
October 12, 2017 Alaska Chamber announces 2017 Top Business Award finalists Echo News
October 8, 2017 Amazon’s HQ2: Alaska’s opportunity for economic diversification OpEd Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
October 5, 2017 Alaska’s opportunity for economic diversification OpEd Alaska Journal
September 26, 2017 Amazon's HQ2: Alaska's opportunity for economic diversification OpEd Alaska Business Monthly
September 26, 2017 Amazon’s HQ2: Alaska’s opportunity for economic diversification OpEd Alaska Journal
September 22, 2017 Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution to fiscal woes OpEd Juneau Empire
September 18, 2017 Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution to state fiscal woes OpEd Alaska Journal
September 16, 2017 Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution to fiscal woes OpEd Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
September 15, 2017 Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution to fiscal woes OpEd Seward City News
September 14, 2017 Alaska Chamber urges senators to join fight against CFPB's arbitration rule Legal News Line
June 15, 2017 The need for fiscal compromise OpEd Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
April 27, 2017 Time to re-examine workers’ compensation OpEd News-Miner
April 26, 2017 Alaska’s broken workers’ compensation system OpEd Juneau Empire
April 14, 2017 Fixing Alaska’s broken workers’ comp system OpEd Alaska Journal
April 10, 2017 Make it Monday - The Alaska Chamber Your Alaska Link
March 29, 2017 Anchorage mayor mum on income tax while municipalities, businesses battle it out KTVA Alaska
March 28, 2017 What’s obvious to Alaskans continues to bewilder legislators OpEd The Midnight Sun
March 24, 2017 Poll finds Alaskans deeply divided on fixes to state’s deficit Juneau Empire
Februrary 28, 2017 Alaska senators take input, share thoughts on fixing Obamacare Alaska Journal
February 22, 2017 Sen. Sullivan softens stance on Affordable Care Act; looks to "repair, not fully replace" KTUU
February 22, 2017 Sullivan talks health care with Alaska business leaders as protesters rally outside Alaska Disptach News
February 20, 2017 Chamber sees reason for optimism on Alaska budget Alaska Disptach News
February 8, 2017 Alaska Chamber responds to the latest proposed oil and tax legislation Alaska Business Monthly
November 10, 2016 Walker fires back after getting 'D' for business grade Alaska Journal
October 25, 2016 The Gov strikes back Craig Medred
October 24, 2016 Fall Forum Peninsula Clarion
October 15, 2016 Walker to Chamber: Don’t grade me, bro’ Must Read Alaska
October 15, 2016 Murkowski Accentuates The Positive At State Chamber KSRM Radio Group
October 14, 2016 Walker went Bulworth at Alaska Chamber Alaska Journal
October 14, 2016 Walker to State Chamber: I need more money Must Read Alaska
October 13, 2016 ConocoPhillips economist: Lower oil prices may be here to stay Peninsula Clarion
October 12, 2016 Summit to Strengthen Alaska and Puget Sound's Relationship Alaska Business Monthly
October 11, 2016 Summit to Strengthen Alaska and Puget Sound's Relationship in Session Your Alaska Link
August 2, 2016 Lawmakers Cry Foul After Industry Groups Release Report Card Alaska Commons
August 2, 2016 Pro-business groups hand out legislative report cards KTUU
August 1, 2016 Alaska Business Report Card: 2016 Final Grades Alaska Business Report Card
June 5, 2016 Juneau, we have a problem... Budget concerns threaten economic confidence Alaska Dispatch News
April 22, 2016 Proposed Alaska fishing, mining, fuel tax bill on hold Undercurrent News
April 22, 2016 Overtime in Juneau: ‘Musk ox’ caucus causing headaches for House leadership Alaska Journal
April 20, 2016 Package of tax hikes on fishing, mining and fuel stalls Alaska Journal
April 19, 2016 Alaska Chamber reinforces position on achieving sustainable state government Alaska Business Monthly
April 18, 2016 In first extra legislative day, Alaska GOP House leaders propose new cut to pay raises for state workers Alaska Dispatch News
April 13, 2016 Confidence in state govt. plunges amid budget concerns Alaska Journal
April 8, 2016 Bill to put Alaska in Pacific time zone, remove daylight savings heads to House KTUU
March 15, 2016 The Iditarod, web clicks and worldwide attention KTUU
March 7, 2016 Alaska Chamber: Lawmakers should focus on spending cuts KTUU
January 11, 2016 My Turn: Support the RED Tape Act Juneau Empire
January 4, 2016 Alaska Chamber of Commerce gears up for annual legislative fly-in Alaska Public Media
December 25, 2015 Moore's wrong: Alaska Chamber backs sound budgeting, but endorses no candidate Alaska Disptach News
December 10, 2015 Business groups prepare to reshape details of Walker's budget plan Alaska Disptach News
October 28, 2015 Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better on Ex-Im Bank Alaska Journal
October, 28, 2015 Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better on Ex-Im Bank Alaska Star
September 2, 2105 Mr. President, stewardship includes development of Alaska's resources Alaska Dispatch News
June 9, 2015 Two takeaways: Gov. Walker's conference on Alaska finances Alaska Dispatch News
June 9, 2015 Alaskans are ready for budget solutions Juneau Empire
June 7, 2015 At Fairbanks conference, revenue chief urges balanced fiscal solution Alaska Dispatch News
May 20, 2015 Legislature, governor can’t give up on reaching budget deal Alaska Journal
May 19, 2015 Don't give up – we can do this Alaska Business Monthly
May 16, 2015 Don't give up – we can do this Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
March 29, 2015 Opposition emerges to repeal of daylight saving time in Alaska Alaska Dispatch News
February 21, 2015 Alaska should expand Medicaid – with conditions Alaska Dispatch News
January 8, 2015 Write a new story – Alaska’s fiscal sustainability Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
January 5, 2015 Alaska requires fiscal sustainability, low oil price or no Alaska Dispatch News
January 3, 2015 Medicaid expansion can only be good for Alaska Alaska Dispatch News
December 22, 2014 Medicaid expansion in Alaska will save lives, boost economy Alaska Dispatch News
December 18, 2014 Alaska’s New Governor Sets Sights on Medicaid Expansion MedPage Today
December 17, 2014 Alaska’s Governor eager to expand Medicaid The Conscious Evolution Institute
December 16, 2014 Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid National Public Radio
November 26, 2014 Walker mulls paths to Medicaid expansion in Alaska Alaska Dispatch News
November 21, 2014 Gov.-Elect Walker Wants To Expand Medicaid. Can It Happen? Alaska Public Radio Network
November 18, 2014 Alaska's Medicaid future uncertain despite pro-expansion governor Modern Healthcare
November 5, 2014 3 States And DC To Vote On Marijuana Legalization Talk Radio News Service
October 31, 2014 Medicaid expansion – it's your business Juneau Empire
October 30, 2014 Alaska Businesses Reject Another D.C. Experiment Alaska Native News
October 30, 2014 ASAP Disappointed over Lack of Support for Pipeline Project Alaska Native News
October 23, 2014 State Chamber of Commerce bucks Parnell, backs Medicaid expansion Alaska Native News
October 20, 2014 Wide coalition forms to oppose marijuana legalization Peninsula Clarion
September 28, 2014 Oil-tax referendum raises questions about complexity of ballot initiatives Alaska Dispatch News
August 2, 2014 Alaska Businesses Support Being Competitive – Vote No On 1 The Delta Discovery
July 24, 2014 All the spending to keep SB 21 is an investment in Alaska's future Alaska Dispatch News
May 27, 2014 Alaska's small businesses feel the pinch of rising health care costs Alaska Dispatch News
April 29, 2014 Chamber comes out anti-Begich. That’s the U.S. Chamber Alaska Public Media
March 13, 2014 House aims to revamp high-cost workers’ comp system Alaska Journal
February 20, 2014 At hearing, public support for gas pipeline Peninsula Clarion
October 20, 2014 Wide coalition forms to oppose marijuana legalization Peninsula Clarion
October 22, 2013 Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priority KTOO Public Media
October 16, 2013 Health care topics lead Alaska Chamber conference Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
January 31, 2013 Oil tax testimony in Capitol Juneau Empire
August 9, 2012 Local business community hears state chamber priorities The Seward Phoenix LOG
February 29, 2012 Bristol Bay mines bill hits Senate committee Juneau Empire
March 28, 2011 State receives high business climate ranking

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