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Proposed state budget includes addition $100 million for schools

...cut $1.2 million from the program, known as SHARP, but the committee previously added back $615,500. Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, said the subcommittee hadn't fully understood the strength of the SHARP program. Kelly said he's...
Panel advances education amendment bill

...R-Eagle River, recommended the full Senate pass the proposal. Kelly and Fairclough are co-sponsors.Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin; Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, and Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, made no recommendation, according to...
Seeking assistance: Hospitals in need of recruits

...according to the state Division of Insurance - than in the Pacific Northwest. Senate Bill 139, sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome, has been in the Senate Finance Committee since last year. A health care coalition led by the Alaska Primary...
New health commission to review costs

...on an earlier health care task force, but this panel has five new members, including two legislators: state Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome, and Rep. Wes Keller, R-Mat-Su. As a creation of the state Legislature rather than a task force appointed...
Senate passes oil tax overhaul

...minority Sens. Johnny Ellis, Berta Gardner, Bill Wielechowski, Hollis French and Lyman Hoffman and majority Sens. Donny Olson, Dennis Egan, Bert Stedman and Stevens voting against it. Reconsideration was served, meaning the bill could be...
Permitting bill hits bump in Senate

...the Senate Finance Committee.Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he hopes to work with Sens. Lyman Hoffman and Donny Olson to see if changes can be made to the bill to make them more comfortable with it. He said he doesn't plan to appoint...
Bill would define 'medically necessary' abortion

...which would hear the bill first. SB49 had at least six co-sponsors as of early Monday afternoon, including Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome. Olson is a member of the majority caucus.Information provided by the department shows during the last...
Cruise ship bill passes Senate

...permits from the agency. And supporters insist the cruise industry will continue to be held to high standards.Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, one of two Democrats along with Dennis Egan who caucuses with the GOP-led majority, joined minority...
Youth home in Nome closed while state investigates staff misconduct

...altogether. ''Our concerns are that we do continue to maintain a community-based receiving home so children aren't taken out to a foreign land, compounding the problem they're already having,'' said state Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome.
90-day session hastens Legislature's work rate

...budget, but indicated he is open to discussions with legislators. The schools are a priority for Sens. Hoffman and Donny Olson, R-Nome, whose districts they would be built in, and their prospects took a big turn after the governor, the two...


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