The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Alaskans dealt with it.
That’s what was to be expected, particularly given the majority are adults.
We know when money is available, we have the option of spending it. When it isn’t, that’s when we refrain.
With Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Bill Walker vetoed from the state operating budget half of each eligible Alaskan’s Permanent Fund Dividend payout or a total of $600 million this year.