What’s in store for the PFD?

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Permanent Fund Dividends will arrive soon, but the plan to pay for them going forward hasn’t materialized. Legislators have yet to agree on a solution, despite a fourth special legislative session and a list of recommendations made by a bipartisan working group this summer. Advocates share their ideas for a sustainable plan for the future.

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

Andrew Kitchenman, State Government Reporter, Alaska Public Media and KTOO

Rick Halford, Permanent Fund Defenders

Brad Keithley, Managing Director, Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets

Cliff Groh, Alaska Common Ground

CORRECTION: Alaska Public Media and KTOO reporter Andrew Kitchenman made an error in this Talk of Alaska. An update to public employee pension contributions will save the state more than $100 million per year. It will not cost more money than the working group assumed.

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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