In a call with reporters, Dunleavy also said Alaskans will want half of whatever earnings the state spends each year. He directed that message at legislators interested in changing the PFD formula.
Roland Maw was previously indicted on 12 felony charges of theft and unsworn falsification related to applying for and receiving dividends between 2009 and 2014. Judge Louis Menendez threw out the indictment because of insufficient evidence.
Sealaska’s 22,950 shareholders will receive payments from $596 to $186 for those with 100 shares. The amount depends on the shareholder class.
Southeast’s regional Native corporation will pay out $10.6 million to its more than 22,000 members mid-month. That’s a third less than last spring.
Progress on the state government budget has slowed to a crawl this week, but Gov. Bill Walker remains hopeful the Legislature will reach an agreement on an oil and gas tax bill that’s at the center of budget talks.
Leading lawmakers say the outcome could be a combination of bills proposed by Gov. Bill Walker, Anchorage Republican Sen. Lesil McGuire and Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker.
“It concerns me and it frustrates me that I’m seeing a number of cuts targeted toward rural Alaska. I think things are shaping up to be a real showdown here. It’s not going to get any prettier from here on out.”
Alaskans get their first chance today to testify on the centerpiece of Gov. Bill Walker’s fiscal plan for the state.
Gov. Walker wants to permanently resolve the budget shortfall this year with the Permanent Fund. Two lawmakers have offered their own bills for closing the budget gap with the fund.
The regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska upped its income by $50 million in 2014. Officials at Juneau-headquartered Sealaska say it’s the start of a multi-year recovery. But critics point to figures showing it’s still losing money.