Running for State House
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Save The PFD Grade: Part of the Solution
Should the amount of the PFD be calculated according to the traditional formula in current state law (AS 43.23.025) until such time as the people of Alaska have the opportunity to vote on the question in a statewide public vote?
If elected, will you support legislation providing for a statewide public advisory vote by the people of Alaska on whether the amount of the PFD may be reduced to provide for government spending?
Should calculation of the PFD be enshrined in the Constitution of the State of Alaska?
Have you ever taken a position contrary to the positions you have expressed in this survey? If so, please explain.
No. I believe the PFD belongs to the People of AK and should be calculated according to the historical formula and no more than 50% be used for ESSENTIAL state services as Gov. Hammond prescribed. The question of a vote is worded in such a way it suggests reducing the PFD. I think the budget needs to be reduced and not rely on the PFD as a backup. I need more information on enshrining the calculation in the Constitution before I make a statement of support or opposition, but believe it to be a possibility.