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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:39 PM

Dunleavy calls for round two in Wasilla after Alaska Legislature adjourns first special session

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called the Alaska Legislature into a second special session to fund permanent fund dividends. The session will begin on July 8 in Wasilla.

He issued the executive proclamation shortly after both chambers of the Legislature adjourned the first special session.

The session would meet on Monday, July 8 at 1 p.m. Dunleavy recommended Wasilla Middle School as the venue. The agenda is limited to paying for PFDs.

While the Legislature passed a capital budget bill, most capital projects didnít receive funding in the legislation. Thatís because lawmakers couldnít agree on how to fund these projects. The mostly-Democratic House majority caucus wanted to prevent the elimination of funds to equalize the cost of power across the state to pay college scholarships and grants. But the Republican House minority would only agree to do that if full dividends of roughly $3,000 were paid this year. An amendment to fund dividends at that amount failed on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/06/13/dunleavy-calls-for-round-two-in-wasilla-after-alaska-legislature-adjourns-first-special-session/

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