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Senator Olson Discusses State Budget Deficit, VPSO Program, and REAL ID

Senator Donny Olson says shake-ups in the Senate Finance committee have put rural legislators at a greater advantage in 2020. This legislative session, Olson marks education funding, the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program, and pushing for a full PFD, among his top priorities. KNOM’s Emily Hofstaedter recently spoke to Senator Olson about these topics…

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Candid Conversation with Representative Neal Foster of House District 39

During a December visit to Nome, Representative Neal Foster gave a presentation on Governor Mike Dunleavy’s FY’21 budget proposal. In this episode of KNOM Profiles, Representative Foster will discuss his approach to the upcoming legislative session and potential ways to balance the state budget. He also weighs in on his per diem payments, public services…

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