Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more
September 16, 2021
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...