Governor Signs Off On $1,100 PFD, But Calls Another Special Session

UPDATE September 17th, 2021  Governor Signs Off On $1,100 PFD, But Calls Another Special Session In October Governor Dunleavy did not veto t...

UPDATE

September 17th, 2021 

Governor Signs Off On $1,100 PFD, But Calls Another Special Session In October

Governor Dunleavy did not veto the $1,100 bill which was passed by the House a couple of weeks ago and then by the Alaska Senate on Tuesday (the last day of their third special session). 

Governor Dunleavy wanted the amount of the dividend to be $2,350 — and said that the $1,100 was just a "downpayment". He has now called a fourth special session, which will start in a couple of weeks. He is trying to get the Alaska Legislature to come up with a long term plan for planning out Alaska's budget and how the amount of the PFD will be determined. 




For the last several years it seems that all the Alaska Legislature does is quarrel about the amount of the PFD while it ignores other issues Alaska faces.

The Permanent Fund has grown by 15 billion dollars this past year to over 80 billion dollars, making a lot of money potentially available.

All the Legislature could do in June was to pass a $525 dividend proposal. Governor Mike Dunleavy vetoed that amount in July.


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