The Tyrannosaurus and the PFD - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Letters To Editor

The Tyrannosaurus and the PFD

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:46 am | Updated: 9:47 am, Thu May 30, 2019.

KODIAK — After finally getting started — late, as usual, but still going — the Alaska Legislature has been kicking around problems with the proposed budget cuts, and most time consuming of all, they’ve been agonizing over the issue of how large — or small — the Permanent Fund Dividend will be this year.

Big government wants to stay big — even grow. That attitude is held by most state employees who fear cuts in their salaries, benefits and retirement programs. Most advocate seizing monies scheduled for PFD payments to maintain and grow government — as former Governor Bill Walker did. The public employee unions fight for even more.

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