ANCHORAGE — It’s a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they’ll receive from the state’s oil wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.
This year’s share of nearly $1,900 is the sweetest since the Great Recession and the third-richest ever.
Gov. Sean Parnell announced the amount of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend with great fanfare Wednesday. “This is all good news for Alaskans,” he said at an Anchorage press conference.