Permanent Fund Dividends will arrive soon, but the plan to pay for them going forward hasn’t materialized. Legislators have yet to agree on a solution, despite a fourth special legislative session and a list of recommendations made by a bipartisan working group this summer. Advocates share their ideas for a sustainable plan for the future.
HOST: Lori Townsend
Andrew Kitchenman, State Government Reporter, Alaska Public Media and KTOO
Rick Halford, Permanent Fund Defenders
Brad Keithley, Managing Director, Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets
Cliff Groh, Alaska Common Ground
CORRECTION: Alaska Public Media and KTOO reporter Andrew Kitchenman made an error in this Talk of Alaska. An update to public employee pension contributions will save the state more than $100 million per year. It will not cost more money than the working group assumed.
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