PFD Earnings to Fill the Squeeze in Juneau?

budget squeeze 2 (2)Alaska’s government has never in 40 years used permanent fund earnings to balance the state budget. That could change this year. How the Legislature and Governor Bill Walker handle a plan could have big implications on Alaskans’ Permanent Fund dividends. Wednesday is the last day of the legislative session. And lawmakers head into it without knowing how they’re going to fill a roughly $3.5 billion deficit.

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