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.
It’s the latest the budget has ever passed the House since the creation of the 90-day session.
Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
The amendment would add about $900 million to the state operating budget.
Legislation passed the House last year that would allow people with overturned convictions to apply for missed dividends. It has not yet had a hearing in the Senate.
Testifiers misunderstood the proposal, backers say.
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 resolution would have asked voters if the dividend should be placed in the constitution.
The House Finance Committee did one last round of budget amendments before sending the budget to public testimony.