Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch


August 9, 2018

During session, the Alaska State Legislature passed

multiple bills that affect our senior citizens. It is the duty of the legislature to protect

and serve all citizens. In my time in office, I have made it a priority to try to protect the interests of our elders – those that helped to establish this great state.

The Senior Benefits Payment Program (formerly known as the Longevity Bonus created in 1972) passed during session and was signed into law by the governor earlier this summer. The Senior

Benefits Program provides a modest monthly cash payment to low-income seniors to

help pay...

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