An engaged Alaskan democracy

Minimum Wage

Video from the forum thanks to Alaska Commons.

Links to the powerpoint presentations from the forum can be found below.

Ballot Measure 3: An Act to Increase Alaska’s Minimum Wage

Alaska Division of Elections ballot measure language
Attorney General’s review of initiative language


Taylor Brelsford – former board member of Alaska Common Ground

Advocating “Yes” Vote

Ed Flanagan – chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, initiative sponsor, and former Commissioner of the Department of Labor

Flanagan powerpoint presentation.

Advocating “No” Vote

Kyle Hampton – University of Alaska Anchorage Assistant Professor of Economics

Hampton powerpoint presentation.


Biographies for Participants in Forum on Minimum Wage Initiative (Ballot Proposition #3)


Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage

News Articles,d.cGE


The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income
Congressional Budget Office, February 2014

The Negative Effect of Minimum Wage Laws
Mark Wilson, Cato Institute, June 21, 2012

Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 2013

How Minimum Wage Increased Unemployment and Reduced Job Creation in 2013
Ben Gitis, American Action Forum, March 30, 2014

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Give Working Families, and the Overall Economy, A Much-needed Boost
David Cooper and Doug Hall, Economic Policy Institute, March 13, 2013

The “Ripple Effect” of a Minimum Wage Increase on American Workers
Benjamin H. Harris and Melissa S. Kearney, The Brookings Institution, January 10, 2014

American Enterprise Institute

The Heritage Foundation

These forums are cosponsored by:

  • Alaska Integrated Media (AIM)

  • Anchorage Public Library

  • League of Women Voters of Alaska

  • League of Women Voters of Anchorage