Protect the Dividend

 

I strongly support preserving the Permanent Fund Dividend program. The amount of the annual PFD should be determined according to the law that has been on the books for decades. I support protecting the traditional PFD program in the state constitution. I believe that no change to the structure of the Permanent Fund Dividend program should be made without a vote of the people – now or at any time in the future. Also, I support paying back to Alaskans the dividends that were owed to them but not paid.

In 2016, Governor Walker broke Alaskans’ trust along with his campaign promise and cut your PFD in half with his veto.  He took $1,100 from every man woman and child in our state.  With a stroke of the pen, our people and private sector took a $666 million hit; and have again every year since.  That’s over $13,000 for a family of four and $2 billion from our economy in just three short years.

No candidate for governor has filed more bills and amendments to restore and protect the PFD.  For example, I sponsored SB 1 in 2017 which called for restoring to Alaskans the amount that was vetoed in 2016 by Governor Walker.

I believe the best path forward is clear.  The Permanent Fund needs to be protected, and there is no better way to do that than honoring our obligations and paying a full PFD.  It worked for over 30 years, and it’s the law.  Other schemes only take money out of the hands of Alaskans and deliver it to government.  I trust you to spend the money more wisely.

As your governor, I will follow the law and fully fund the PFD and inflation proofing.  With a value in excess of $65 billion, the Alaska Permanent Fund is an unqualified success story.  Any proposed changes to the structure of the Permanent Fund or the PFD must first go to the voters for approval.

Protect the Dividend

 

The Permanent Fund and Permanent Fund Dividend program belong to the people.  I also believe they serve as the best example of our state government getting something right.  Governor Hammond and others knew what they were doing. It was never broken, and does not need to be “fixed.”

In 2016, Governor Walker broke Alaskans’ trust along with his campaign promise and cut your PFD in half with his veto.  He took $1,100 from every man woman and child in our state.  With a stroke of the pen, our people and private sector took a $666 million hit; and have again every year since.  That’s over $13,000 for a family of four and $2 billion from our economy in just three short years.

No candidate for governor has filed more bills and amendments to restore and protect the PFD.  For example, I sponsored SB 1 in 2017 which called for restoring to Alaskans the amount that was vetoed in 2016 by Governor Walker.

I believe the best path forward is clear.  The Permanent Fund needs to be protected, and there is no better way to do that than honoring our obligations and paying a full PFD.  It worked for over 30 years, and it’s the law.  Other schemes only take money out of the hands of Alaskans and deliver it to government.  I trust you to spend the money more wisely.

As your governor, I will follow the law and fully fund the PFD and inflation proofing.  With a value in excess of $65 billion, the Alaska Permanent Fund is an unqualified success story.  Any proposed changes to the structure of the Permanent Fund or the PFD must first go to the voters for approval.

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info@AlaskansForDunleavy.com

Paid for by Alaskans for Dunleavy & Meyer

PO Box 190251, Anchorage, AK 99519

Fairbanks Office:  607 Old Steese Hwy, #101, Fairbanks, AK 99701