There’s a nationwide Sriracha shortage, and climate change may be to blame

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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Alaska legislators seek to change campaign contribution limits, permanent fund trustees

One bill would prevent legislators from receiving per diem payments if they fail to pass a budget by the 121st day of regular session. 

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Alaska PFD payout remains up in the air as special session grinds on

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.

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Gov. Dunleavy’s per diem veto over PFD situation raises concerns for Legislature

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. 

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Alaska lawmakers agree on a lot of the budget, but settling on a PFD amount remains a big challenge

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?

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