The increase in cash payments to Alaskans obliterates a previous plan to cover education funding for the 2024 fiscal year, in addition to the upcoming 2023 fiscal year.
The Senate Finance Committee considered two bills on Monday that would set PFDs at a lower level than the roughly $2,500 Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed.
Committee chair Sen. von Imhof said the goal is to make sure the fund is protected from political intervention or manipulation.
The corporation’s board of trustees chair maintained that Rodell was an at-will state employee but declined to give details about why she was fired.
All three members who were appointed by Republican elected officials supported the map; the two who were not appointed by Republican officials opposed it.
The board chose a Senate map for Anchorage drawn by board member Bethany Marcum. She was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
The measure would provide up to grants through 2024 for students to attend Alaska colleges or postsecondary programs.
Duplantis and other Republican challengers focused their campaigns on the larger dividend payments — not on the deep budget cuts that would almost certainly have to come with them.
The amount allowed under the constitutional limit has grown so much that the state is nowhere near it.