The House majority has called a $1,605 dividend a “compromise” figure between a $3,000 dividend and accepting some of the governor’s vetoes. The governor has remained firm that the state pay a dividend that aligns with a statutory formula, or about $3,000. The House on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline. Members of the House minority again pushed for a full $3,000 dividend through an amendment to the bill. The amendment vote failed on Thursday along caucus lines 10-20. Governor Dunleavy: “It’s difficult for me to negotiate on the law and the constitution, and that seems to be a part of the law. I think it’s important for Alaskans that their lawmakers follow the law and the constitution.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The House approved a $1,605 Permanent Fund dividend on Friday, now House Bill 2003 will go to the Senate. The House voted 22-12 for a dividend almost half of what Governor Mike Dunleavy has proposed.
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