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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Alaska House committee budget plan would provide less relief, save more than Dunleavy proposal

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. 

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Alaska’s pandemic housing boom driven by interest rates, tight inventory and shifting attitudes

At the same time, many Alaskans are really struggling, and experiencing housing insecurity.

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