Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy hours later called lawmakers back for a fourth special session starting Oct. 1 to “get the rest of this year’s PFD.”

Dunleavy, who is running for reelection next year, has been promoting a dividend this year of more than double the $1,100 approved by legislators.

Back in June, Dunleavy vetoed a legislatively approved dividend that he said was too small at about $525. This time, however, he said he will not veto the bill, but rather will keep pus...


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