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.
The committee plan released on Friday would free up roughly $410 million by using American Rescue Plan Act funds to replace state revenue. That money could be spent on permanent fund dividends; roads and other capital projects; or other items.
The city is projected to face roughly $33 million in revenue losses, but the community was allocated just $1.7 million in direct federal funding.
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At the same time, many Alaskans are really struggling, and experiencing housing insecurity.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is sending out two surveys —one for fishermen and one for processors — about the effects of the pandemic.
A lot of potential COVID-19 vaccinators aren’t ready to do it, are opting not to, or don’t have vaccines yet.
According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the worst of the pandemic job loss is over for now. Economist Karinne Wiebold said Alaska is expected to add jobs in 2021, but slowly.
Dunleavy proposed changing the dividend formula for 2022, reducing the size of dividends. But he said any change should be subject to approval in a vote by Alaskans