The 2018 legislative session ended with many of us breathing a sigh of relief through clenched teeth; thankful the House Majority and Gov. Bill Walker were unable to saddle hard working Alaskans with new taxes but incredibly frustrated. Once again, despite the fact that there is $18 billion in the permanent fund earnings reserve account, the legislature failed to pay the traditional 50/50 Permanent Fund Dividend. Three years in a row, our “leaders” have failed to give the private sector the economic stimulus it needs during this recession.

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