By Alaska Public Media and KTOO
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Alaskans love their permanent fund dividends. But for the last three years the amount of the PFD was reduced in order to help balance the budget. Now, the new governor has promised to pay Alaskans for the difference, and make sure that each and every one of us gets thousands of dollars more this year. But the state also has a $1.5 billion dollar deficit. How can lawmakers make the payments and balance the budget? The new podcast, Paying Dividends, will follow along with the legislative session as this high stakes debate plays out in Juneau.
||CleanEp. 3: Juggling Act||Governor Mike Dunleavy was elected on pledges to pay big Permanent Fund dividends to Alaskans while cutting state government. Now his detailed proposal to do that is not exactly going over smoothly with lawmakers, even those in his own party, like the..||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Betting the Farm||Along with the Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed spending cuts come job losses. Depending on which economist you ask, the state could lose anywhere from 600 government jobs to at least 12,000 jobs in fields like education and healthcare. But Dunleavy is...||3/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Making Good||Alaska’s new governor promised to pay dividends of more than $6,000 when he was running for office. But delivering on that promise isn’t going to be simple. It might not even be possible, because the legislature that holds the permanent fund’s...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Paying Dividends||On February 11, KTOO and Alaska Public Media launch Paying Dividends, a new podcast that will follow along with the legislative session as the high stakes debate over the Permanent Fund and the state's budget plays out in Juneau.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you thank you thank you for this!!
Such a good podcast. They really break it down and make the budget and legislature easily understandable for laymen like me.
It’s good. You should listen to it.