This editorial first ran in the Ketchikan Daily News:
This week marks the halfway point to the deadline for filing for the Permanent Fund Dividend.
Filing began Jan. 1; it ends at 11:59 p.m. March 31.
The deadline sneaks up quickly. First, it’s the start of the filing period, and then the period is over and the year is three months old and accelerating quickly.
After that it’s just a few short months until Gov. Sean Parnell announces the amount of the dividend in September. Distribution begins in October and is done by November.