Governor’s budget stays flat, pays full PFD, despite lower revenues


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The State’s 2021 budget continues the vision of an administration that seeks to grow the private sector economy in Alaska, and wants to ensure government has a smaller, more sustainable footprint.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy appeared as a confident budget hawk during his press conference on Wednesday, where he was flanked by nearly his entire cabinet.

He gave brief remarks, answered some questions, before he empowered his commissioners to answer questions that related to their specific budgets, while he left for other meetings. Last year, commissioners were less involved in the actual crafting of their departmental budgets.