Either convince the public now or face a referendum later, the governor said.
Faced with impasse and indecision over the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, the Legislature created a bicameral working group to come up with suggestions for how…
The chamber refused to add a $3,000 PFD to the capital budget so minority Republicans refused to sign off on a way to pay for the budget, endangering more than $1 billion in federal highway funds.
A veto of the budget would all but guarantee a government shutdown, unless the Legislature overrides it.
There’s no timetable for when the recommendations would be due back.
With the Senate set to approve a $3,000 dividend, the Legislature is putting more money into savings.
Save the dividend for another day.
It could return for a successful vote later in the week.
Nearly a third of the account would go to pay the on-time dividend.
The bill could free up the budget to be passed ahead of the potential shutdown.