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Businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...R-Kodiak, sponsored a resolution supporting the plan. That passed the House and passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee, but did not get scheduled for a vote in the Senate as the session wound down."The reason we're getting...
Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...Alaska could see the same results with a State-Based Marketplace health care.Olson: As chair of the House Labor and Commerce Committee for eight years, I have access to a number of tools. I have been a member of the National Association of...
Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature

JUNEAU, Alaska - The focus this week will be on the House, which is expected to take up the state's operating budget. The House Finance Committee is working to finalize its version of the budget, with amendments scheduled for Tuesday.
Countdown to election day for Olson, Thornton

...compensation, to fifth. He has a long list of committee positions under his belt including the Chair of the Labor and Commerce Committee, the Oil and Gas Committee and the Community and Regional Affairs Committee. Olson also spent two years on...
What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws

...can only sell to a middleman who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery...
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...adjust it for inflation after that.The Alaska District Council of Laborers, in written comments to the House Labor and Commerce Committee, which advanced the bill Wednesday, said the organization "would view any legislative attempt to subvert...
Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

...S. Air Force from 1967-1971 and is married and has two daughters. He has served as the chair for the Labor and Commerce Committee since 2007 and is also presently a member of the Economic Development, Trade & Tourism Committee. "I have...
Kenai city council shows support for HB 141 the bill sponsored by the Legislature's Labor and Commerce Committee, lead by Rep. Kurt Olson R-Soldotna.The...should look at changing the billing.The House Labor and Commerce committee will hold a hearing on Friday to discuss HB...
Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

...section authorizing landlords to collect unpaid rent from a tenant's Permanent Fund Dividend.The House Labor and Commerce committee listened to testimony on HB282, but took no action Friday. Isaacson called his proposal the "never-ending...
Forum quizzes local House candidates

...During the past six years - Olson has served as House representative for eight years - the incumbent sat on the Labor and Commerce Committee. He is currently the chair. Some recent legislation signed into law and sponsored by the committee include...


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