The legislation also deals with nuclear power, which Murkowski has said could be of particular interest to Alaska.
There’s a reason legislators have shied away from oil taxes in recent years.
Opponents said the proposed trainee program would have skirted the well-regulated apprenticeship program, creating a pathway to less-prepared workers with lower earning ability.
Legislators are concerned the regulations would lead to less safe work places. The Department of Labor says concerns about deaths are “rhetorical.”
The action comes as an industry-funded opposition group enters the race.
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A trip to the court is a possibility.
Fischer said he signed because the new revenue would go a long way to protecting things that matter to Alaskans, including the dividend.
The group’s complaint lays out a timeline showing a massive uptick in trading just days before the feds gave the Pebble Mine a significant boost by repealing Obama-era regulations on the project.
Backers braced for a legal fight over the measure but this one gets to skip the courts.