The plan would reduce future dividends and increase the risk the account could be zeroed out.
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The proposed cuts highlight the risk with relying one Legislature to keep the promises of another.
This year legislators are facing competing, often incompatible interests. Will they take the easy way out again?
The bill restructures the permanent fund to pay for government, formalizing what the Legislature was already planning on doing. Some say it’ll act like a spending limit, others worry it’ll be easily ignored.
A House committee also introduced an updated version of the gun violence protective order bill that narrows the scope of the bill.
There’s a groundswell of support for a smoke-free workplaces, but one legislator still could stand in the way.
Dunleavy stands to be the full-PFD candidate in 2018.
This week it seemed like everyone wants to run for governor, or at least wanted us to believe that they do. Hosts Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar dig into all the gubernatorial race posturing as well as the fall out from the Alaska Supreme Court’s decision on Gov. Walker’s veto of PFD spending, the continued attacks on transgender folks at both the national and local level, and, of course, the Trump administration’s monumental Friday night news dump. Then we talk with former celebrity Alaska weatherman and current Alaska Marijuana Industry Association Executive Director Cary Carrigan about the state of the marijuana industry in Alaska. We may also get his expert take on Hurricane Harvey, and boy does he have a good one.
Legislators say a budget deal could come together as early as Friday. It’s not just talk, either, as the operating budget conference committee closed out some big items on Wednesday.
In case you’re not intimately familiar with the case, we’ve put together a primer on the lawsuit.