February 26, 2014, Juneau, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the certification of the citizen initiatives 13PSUM, “An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana”; and 13MINW, “An Act increasing the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective January 1, 2016, and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation.”
The Division of Elections completed its review of signatures of each initiative and determined they meet constitutional and statutory requirements for initiative petitions.
Treadwell notified the primary sponsor of 13PSUM, Timothy Hinterberger of Anchorage, the primary sponsor of 13MINW, Ed Flanagan of Juneau, as well as the Senate President and the Speaker of the House.
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