Leaders from both House caucuses said that their talks are focusing on the vote on the effective date for the budget bill the Legislature has already passed.
Most money for $1,100 dividends, as well as for programs that lower high energy costs and pay for university scholarships, depended on three-quarters of the members agreeing to draw from the Constitutional Budget Reserve. That failed by six votes.
A committee composed of both senators and House members agreed to a budget that would set the dividend at less than half the roughly $2,350 amount that Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed and the Senate passed during the regular session.
Gov. Dunleavy has proposed taking $6.3 billion this year out of the $14.9 billion in permanent fund earnings.