Legislators back to Juneau Oct. 1 for renewed try at fiscal plan

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy is hauling state legislators back to Juneau Oct. 1 to try once again for a state fiscal plan that would generate a larger Permanent Fund Dividend, or PFD, guaranteed in the state Constitution.

It will be the fourth special session in 2021, all following adjournment of the regular session, which was itself extended, into late June.

The third special session ended last Tuesday at midnight with none of the governor’s key objectives met – no larger PFD or constitutional amendments guaranteeing a dividend; no restructured formula for setting the PFD and no revised state spending cap. 

The governor also hit a rough road with a bill he introduced

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