By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Legislators likely headed into overtime, unable to agree on PFD

 


Alaska lawmakers have been spending the final days of the 121-day legislative session disagreeing over the amount of this fall’s Permanent Fund dividend.

As of Monday afternoon, the House and Senate appeared unable to agree on state spending for the fiscal year that starts July 1, likely pushing lawmakers into an overtime session. This would be the fourth year of extra session time since the cost of the dividend put a strain on tight state finances in 2017.

The Republican-controlled House wants a $2,700 PFD this fall and is willing to draw hundreds of millions of dollars from savings to b...



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