The central bank is under growing pressure to combat inflation, which hit a four-decade high of 8.6% in May.
The company that makes Sriracha told customers it will have to stop making the sauce for the next few months due to “severe weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers.”
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One bill would prevent legislators from receiving per diem payments if they fail to pass a budget by the 121st day of regular session.
Half of the money that doesn’t go to dividends would pay for state education funding.
As of July, Alaska had made up less than half of its COVID-related job losses.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at funding permanent fund dividends at $1,100. But the final amount isn’t clear.
The Legislature passed a budget that included roughly $2 million to pay for the food and housing needs of lawmakers and their families attending the session. But Dunleavy said it doesn’t make sense for legislators to receive the money until they’ve taken more action on permanent fund dividends.
The $2,300 PFD amount received support from both conservative and liberal senators. So with the governor on board as well, why isn’t it on a clear path to being adopted?
House Speaker Stutes also says it would be a challenge to pass PFD plan before considering how to pay for it.
The program will end in Alaska on June 12, but an extension of regular unemployment benefits will continue until September when the federal program expires.