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.
The legislation would require the Legislature rethink and lower future dividends.
The Legislature’s been known to take the easiest route, but even a $3,000 dividend faces some big challenges.
The question is just how the inevitable overtime will play out.
“What is the goal of having quarterly payments?” asked one legislator.
Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says the whole discussion highlights the need to rethink the Alaska Permanent Fund in order to protect as much money from legislators as possible.
The $3,000 dividend lives on, for now.