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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
District N candidates square off

...she was committed to addressing concerns about the economy, jobs and the price of energy. She served on the Labor and Commerce Committee during her first two years as a state senator because it was why she felt her constituents had elected her...
Uncontested Olson, Micciche, Chenault talk upcoming session a "change for the better." After eight years, Olson, who currently serves as the chair of the House labor and commerce committee and vice chair of the economic development, trade and tourism special committee, said he was happy with his...


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