Impact of Permanent Fund Earnings Bills on Deficit, Dividends and Fund Growth

This simple model demonstrates the tradeoffs involved with any proposal for using Permanent Fund earnings. As we look to the Fund to help address Alaska’s staggering budget deficit, we must ultimately strike a balance between what is paid in dividends, how much is used for government services, and how much we want the fund to grow. The values below represent a snapshot of fiscal year 2018. For a more long-term perspective on the various plans, click here.

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