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Legislators file first round of bills

...from claiming per diem for lodging while in Juneau if (s)he doesn't use the House of Wickersham.? HB 26 - Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna - Extends the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives to 2017.? HB 27 - Rep...
Local | AK legislature
House majority, minority announce new organization

...D-Anchorage? Judiciary Committee: Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Labor and Commerce Committee: Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna/Kenai (Chair)? State Affairs Committee: Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Community and Regional...
House approves workers' compensation changes

...paying medical fees of injured workers under the state program to one that is used in several other states.State Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, sponsor of the bill, believes the new method will slow the fast-rising workers' compensation medical...
State | AK legislature
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...Medicaid and Medicare rates for the procedures that are adjusted with a "conversion factor" for local conditions.Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, prime sponsor of HB316, said the 90th percentile system tended to drive up overall medical costs by...
Nikiski Republican would let Outside residents serve on state gas corporation's board

...We'll be getting a bargain from him, particularly considering the knowledge we will be getting from him," said Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, and vice-chair of the Rules Committee.AGDC board of directors president John Burns, of Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Second wave of prefile bills released

...were among the second wave of measures filed Friday, ahead of next week's legislative session.HB250, from Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, says expressions of liability, apology, sympathy or compassion by a health care provider or employee...
Bill bans automated calls from campaigns

...campaign messages would be outlawed under legislation introduced by a Soldotna lawmaker. The bill by Republican Rep. Kurt Olson would ban the used of recorded messages meant to influence voters about a candidate or proposition. Automated messaging...
Legislator flays Wash. over ANWR

...National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling could cost Washington its ferry service to Alaska. At least, that's what Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, said he wants Washington's congressional delegation to believe. Olson is sponsoring a resolution...
Legislators push to get oil flowing

KENAI - The impact of Mount Redoubt's activity has made it to Juneau. Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, are asking for the governor, the state's congressional delegation...
Lawmakers enhance push for oil tax change

...oil producers deductions for facility repairs that might be the product of negligent maintenance. On Monday, Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, filed the House bill on the heels of an identical Senate bill filed Friday by Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai...


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