ANCHORAGE – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today signed House Bill 2001 with a series of vetoes that essentially reject the Legislature’s effort to block the most damaging aspects of the governor’s budget.
Alaskans from Barrow to Ketchikan have been waiting to see what Governor Dunleavy would do with the partial Permanent Fund Dividend payment approved by the Alaska Legislature. The Governor announced today that he would allow the $1,600 payment to go forward. However, the Governor intends to call a 3rd Special Session for the fall where lawmakers will consider a bill paying out the remaining $1,400 to equal the PFD amount set out in state law.