It looked like the session was going to end without a dividend but upon further review, one legislator decided that a $1,100 PFD is better than none.
“This is way beneath Alaskan standards,” said House Speaker Louise Stutes.
The case has its own legal problems that will need to be sorted out before it gets to the meat of the issue.
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Somehow the governor’s team figured out a pain-free plan to pay out huge dividends. Someone should get ahold of the legislators who’ve been pushing far more modest plans to let them know they can have their cake and eat it too.
The long-awaited rollout of the Senate Finance Committee’s version of legislation extending the state’s covid-19 disaster declaration didn’t feature any talk about case rates, hospital…
The Senate will not be shutting down.
A progress report on the 2021 session.
The state warns that repealing the disaster declaration would undermine its vaccination efforts.
It’s the first meaningful sign of progress for the chamber’s organization since the Legislature began.