Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In March, the House and Senate agreed to a budget compromise that provides critical funding for the State of Alaska to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis, ensures that essential services will continue without interruption in the upcoming fiscal year, and funds a $1,000 Permanent Fund Dividend. On Tuesday, Governor Dunleavy announced $271 million (UGF) in cuts to the budget. The governor's cuts include $12.5 million from the University of Alaska, substantial