Letters to the Editor
June 10, 2021
Ortiz supports cautious
draw on Permanent Fund
The state budget is currently being negotiated in a House-Senate conference committee, with its final passage through both the House and Senate hopefully occurring this week. When the Alaska Legislature convenes again, its focus will turn to a more daunting task: Redefining the role of the Permanent Fund in how it pays for our annual dividend and state services.
Multiple House committees, including House Finance of which I am the vice chair, have hosted informational hearings on different ideas for the future of our Permanent Fund.