Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund as the current special legislative session slumped along.

Some legislators have raised questions about some of the administration’s modeling assumptions and concerns with tackling the dividend issue without other pieces of a possible fiscal plan.

“It’s like whack-a-mole,” Dunleavy said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Every time we come up with a thing to move this along, it’s not enough for some people, and you start to become somewhat cynical. You start

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