$4.62 billion budget contains $1,000 PFD, but NO immediate aid to Alaskans


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The State of Alaska’s operating and capital budgets were accomplished at lightning speed this year, as these things go legislatively.

On Day 69 of the 121-day constitutionally limited session, the House and Senate passed the two main budgets for the State of Alaska that tapped much of the remaining Constitutional Budget Reserve, and ensures that Alaskans will get one-third of their statutorily defined Permanent Fund dividend.

The House and Senate recessed after 1:30 am on Sunday. If necessary, they can reconvene before they must gavel out of regular session, and most legislators were scheduled to leave Juneau on flights today.