Governor vetoes amount of this year's oil check
July 8, 2021
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Thursday he has vetoed from a state spending package this year’s dividend check for residents, calling the amount “a joke.”
The budget lawmakers voted on last month proposed a roughly $1,100 dividend but tied part of the funding to reserve accounts that required three-fourths support in each the House and the Senate. But the vote failed, leaving the dividend at $525, the lowest since the mid-1980s.
Dunleavy said that is less than two days’ worth of per diem that lawmakers can collect. His office said he cut $2 million from the Legislat...