Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more


September 16, 2021

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy three hours later called lawmakers back for a fourth special session starting Oct. 1 to “get the rest of this year’s PFD.”

Dunleavy, who is running for reelection next year, has been promoting a dividend this year of more than double the $1,100 approved by legislators.

The Department of Revenue has said it would send the payments to Alaskans about 30 days after the measure is signed into law, putting this year’s checks a couple weeks...

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