Anchorage citizens react to PFD cuts

Among Governor Walker’s cuts today was a cut to Permanent Fund Dividends that would cap the amount at 1000 dollars. A controversial decision among lawmakers and the public, it was one of many ways the Governor tried closing the budget deficit.  Anchorage citizens had varied opinions on how the cut to the dividend would affect the public and if the cut was justified.

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Elaine Maui, Cley Openiano, Jon Borstad, William Borstad, Jennifer McKay, Alexia Guedea and Zaide Manzano were among the citizens in Anchorage voicing their thoughts on the PFD cut.

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Wesley Early covers municipal politics and Anchorage life for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at

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