the dividend

Legislature’s proposed budget fix spreads the pain of failure broadly. That’s the point.

While rejecting the three-quarter vote in years past may have spared the far-right Republicans the pain of their actions, today’s plan seeks to make the consequences of the failed vote felt widely. Not only would the dividend be cut in half but tens of millions of dollars designed for projects in the Mat-Su—everything from road repaving and road access to repairs to the Houston Middle School and the roof of the Palmer Veterans’ and Pioneers Home—would be halted.