Bill Would Offer Energy Relieve for Alaskans

A bill introduced in the state legislature offers energy relief for Alaskans.  The bipartisan sponsored measure would provide vouchers to all Permanent Fund Dividend eligible adults for 250 gallons of heating fuel, or an equivalent amount of natural gas, or 1,500 kilowatt hours of electricity. The non-transferable vouchers would only be redeemable in state.  The bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Joe Thomas of Fairbanks spoke on the Senate floor Friday about the proposal, saying residents of urban locations like Fairbanks are experiencing energy pain.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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