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Interior Democrat lawmakers shared views on prospects for a 2021 dividend and progress made with GOP leadership to guide fiscal policy and the future of Alaska’s wealth fund.
Interior lawmakers share their views on the PFD and fiscal policymaking underway as the Legislature meets in a third special session.
The PFD amount is preliminary, though, and not yet finalized.
The failed amendment was offered to a bill, introduced by the House Majority Coalition through the House Rules Committee, that would pay qualified residents $1,605 this October, the same as was distributed last year.
Lojewski said cutting the PFD is the worst way to pay for state services because “it is essentially a tax that is borne 100% by Alaskans.”