14 09 19

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Senate is expected to bring forward a bill dealing with Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. The bill is expected to be introduced Monday and scheduled for an initial hearing. Governor Mike Dunleavy is adamant that a longstanding dividend calculation should be followed. Others say the formula is outdated and unsustainable. Governor Dunleavy held a Facebook Live Town Hall on Friday to discuss a variety of issues and topics relating to the ongoing Special Session. The topics included the lack of progress on a number of outstanding items such as the budget, education funding and a full PFD. Governor Dunleavy: “The operating budget, PFD, the crime bill is out of the way, and there is discussion on the capital budget as well. We are hoping that the Legislature can come to terms amongst themselves on these very important items soon. Then we can get moving onto talk many other issues that we ask Alaskans have to tackle.”center_img Senate President Cathy Giessel said last week she couldn’t say what the final amount settled on would be, since bills are subject to amendment on the Senate floor. The House and Senate have remained divided on how to deal with the dividend which resulted in the need for a special session. Now halfway through and a resolution still has not been reached between the two bodies.last_img

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