My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...history as a result of construction of the trans-Alaska Pipeline System. During Hammond's time as governor, the Alaska Permanent Fund was created. Alaska voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the Permanent Fund in 1976, one of...
Editorial: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble - let the Legislature meet in Anchorage

...majority could have taken a different approach. It could have compromised and spent from the earnings reserve of the Alaska Permanent Fund. It doesn't need the minority's votes to do that, but the majority feared the backlash. It feared that Alaskans...
Walker: No budget, no going home

...Democrats refused a compromise agreement. The Republican-led majority declined to tap the earnings reserve of the Alaska Permanent Fund as an alternative funding mechanism.Walker called the special session to resolve that budget standoff, approve...
State | AK legislature
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...Even with less spending, the state cannot yet make ends meet. It has the money - billions of dollars in the Alaska Permanent Fund's earnings reserve and the Constitutional Budget Reserve - but neither can be tapped without action by the Legislature...
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Legislature's focus on cuts has avoided other half of funding equation

...account the state will have left will be the cherished Alaska Permanent Fund, the current value of which stands at $54.5...should revive.The POMV plan was designed by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.'s board of trustees more than a decade...
Today's the deadline for PFD

...procrastinators who haven't yet signed up for the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.The payout each fall is based on a five-year...record payout of $2,069 in 2008. In February, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation CEO Mike Burns said this year's dividend...
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...fiscal year.Those aren't the only source available to lawmakers; other options include endowment funds and the Alaska Permanent Fund's earnings reserve account, the pool from which annual dividends for most Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also...
State | AK legislature
Permanent Fund Corporation not immune to DST impact

...the annual Permanent Fund Dividend, to recruit traders, the bill's departmental impact report stated."(Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation) already faces the challenge of recruiting fixed income traders away from the financial markets for...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Setting aside donations for nonprofits and children is good use of dividend

Time is drawing near to file an application for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend - the deadline to do so is today. In addition to being a much-cherished yearly check, the dividend is a reminder of...
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts those who wisely voted in 1976 to create the Alaska Permanent Fund, and especially for the choice to enshrine its...have a serious duty and responsibility to treat the Alaska Permanent Fund - this existing and amazing asset - with care and...


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