Legislators must have courage to reject a big payout

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News-Miner opinion: Alaska just can’t responsibly afford a 2019 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend of $3,000, as proposed by the state Senate.

So it also stands to reason that Alaska can’t afford an even larger one, as Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed, to begin restoring the dividends that were reduced in each of the past three years.

It’s that simple.

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