Governor says Alaskans need cash; OK to take it from the Permanent Fund

As legislators meet in special session this week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy continues to push his plan for much larger Permanent Fund dividends, saying “cash is the ultimate program” to help Alaskans.

“Cash in the form of the Permanent Fund dividend … is really the answer to helping Alaskans and our private economy,” the governor said in a prepared statement Monday, the day lawmakers went back to work in Juneau.

While promoting his plan to pay dividends almost double the average of the past 10 years without any new revenues to cover the state spending deficit, Dunleavy continues to push for withdrawi...


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