Tag: permanent fund dividend

Cut PFD before cutting services, say some Sitkans

After hearing a flood of testimony last week (2-28-19), the Senate State Affairs Committee is giving Alaskans two more chances to offer feedback on Senate Bills 23 and 24, legislation that would authorize a full Permanent Fund Dividend and backpay the difference on previously cut PFDs. Read More

Walker urges Sitkans to take a long view of success

Gov. Bill Walker is pushing back hard against recent polling data that puts him in third place in the race for Alaska’s top job. Speaking to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, he defended his decision to cut the PFD two years ago, saying it would preserve the dividend program in perpetuity. "We chose not to kick the can down the road," he said. Read More

PFD voter initiative moves forward

A statewide effort with Sitka roots to make voting easier culminated today when petitioners submitted thousands of signatures to the Division of Elections. Supporters of the ballot initiative are hoping in the future residents will be simultaneously signed up to vote when they submit for their annual checks. Read More

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