018 – Permanent Fund Divisions

In this episode, we explore the divided vote over this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend and look at how it plays into the large policy battle over the future of Alaska’s savings account and funding for state government services.

Show Notes

House narrowly votes to fully fund 2018 dividend. Backers say PFDs will be about $2,700.

Aaaaaaand… House has second thoughts on $2,700 PFD and votes for a $1,600 PFD instead

Thanks to Gavel to Gavel and 360 North for all their work! Here’s the floor session we excerpted in this episode.

Thanks to the Alaska Film Archives at UAF and KUAC for sharing this series from their archives, it’s really worth watching all the way through.