Alaska groups urge Gov. Dunleavy not to veto dividend payments


August 15, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leaders of two Alaska groups fighting for a full Permanent Fund Dividend are arguing Gov. Mike Dunleavy should not veto the Legislature’s dividend payment, a report said.

The Permanent Fund Defenders are asking the Republican governor to view a PFD — or oil wealth check — of roughly $1,600 as a “down payment,” The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

Mark Fish, director of a newer group called Save the PFD, said Monday he believes it is time for the governor to go with the current dividend and resume the fight for a constitutional amendment in the regul...

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