The House moved to increase this year’s dividend, but it became an argument between a dividend at $1,600 or a fully funded one.
The floor debate on the budget once again came to a crashing halt.
One amendment would have forced people to choose between their PFD and public assistance.
The House has already heard nearly 200 amendments on the operating budget.
Committees advanced key non-budget legislation on Wednesday.
No one likes the House plan to put the PFD and a POMV draw in the constitution.
The Legislature is nearing what’s normally the final sprint, but there’s still plenty of ways for things to unravel.
More on the PFD, marijuana and legislative pay dominated Day 51.
The bill would make it easier for grocery stores and restaurants to donate excess food to shelters and food banks.
The flu season is taking its toll on the Alaska Legislature, but work hasn’t slowed much.