Bowing to political complications and deadlines, leaders of two groups fighting for a full Permanent Fund dividend are arguing that Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy should not veto the Legislature’s dividend payment of $1,600, though they call that only a partial payment of what Alaskans should receive.They also say they’ll support Dunleavy in supporting full payments based on the traditional payout formula in state law — $3,000 this year — and an amendment to enshrine the full payment in the constitution.The Permanent Fund Defenders, a group that includes two longtime Alaska political figures, said they’re asking the governor to view $1,600 as a “down payment" for now, according to a statement from that group released last week. They say he should keep...
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Groups fighting for full Permanent Fund dividend press Dunleavy to accept less this year