When he was on the campaign trail, Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy promised to pay dividends of more than $6,000. And now, he’s trying to make good on that promise. But delivering on it isn’t going to be simple. On this episode of Paying Dividends, what do legislators think of Dunleavy’s promise? And will they work with him or against him?
Host Rashah McChesney talks to Andrew Kitchenman, state government and politics reporter for KTOO and Alaska Public Media. In a recent news story, Andrew said that every dollar the state pays out in permanent fund dividends is a dollar that won’t pay for government services. With Gov. Dunleavy’s newly trimmed budget anticipated next week, that math is on everyone’s mind. We also talk to Bruce Tangeman, the new commissioner of the state’s Department of Revenue.
With pixels and stagecraft, ‘Arctic Experience’ aims to inspire the next generation to fight Big OilA traveling interactive exhibit is designed to compel young people to care about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
- Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is coming to the aid of an oil company’s plans to search for oil in Cook Inlet, in the face of a lawsuit filed by environmental organizations.
- The Kodiak village of Akhiok is replacing its 40-year-old power grid and generator.
- An organization funded by Rupert Murdoch’s left-leaning daughter-in-law has donated more than a half-million dollars to a campaign to overhaul Alaska’s election laws.