Alaskans’ annual reward is here: $878 simply for living in the state.
State officials on Tuesday announced this year’s payout from Alaska’s oil savings account.
The dividends are handed out annually to all men, women and children who have lived in Alaska for at least one calendar year.
This year’s amount is significantly less than last year’s dividend of $1,174, which was the smallest since 2006. The payout will be distributed Oct. 4.
Alaska has no state income tax, but residents must pay federal taxes on the bounty. What they do with the rest is up to them.
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- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.