Legislative group starts work on the future of the Permanent Fund

JUNEAU – A group of legislators started work today on exploring the future of the Alaska Permanent Fund in an era of declining state revenues. The effort comes as the legislature and the governor wrestle with the size of this year’s permanent fund dividend and how to pay for future state budgets.

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Parks and the Permanent Fund

It has been a busy week in Anchorage and in Juneau. Here’s an update on the budget, Permanent Fund, and efforts to clean up our parks and keep Anchorage safe:

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Handcuffing the Governor

Governor Dunleavy has taken education funding hostage by threatening to withhold appropriations that already were passed by the Legislature. In response, the House and Senate voted to authorize a lawsuit defending education funding from the Governor’s illegal attacks. I voted “yes” because we cannot allow an outlaw executive to turn children into political pawns, or undermine the Constitutional separation of powers in our state.

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