BREAKING NEWS: PFD amount announced at $900.00

At 11AM, Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced in Anchorage that the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend will be $900.
The amount of the dividend is based on a five-year rolling average of worldwide investment markets outside Alaska.
Amidst speculation that this year's Dividend would be lower than last year's of $878, this came as a pleasant surprise to Alaskans across the state.
Last year's PFD was the lowest the State had seen since 2005, which was $845.76.
Permanent Fund Checks will be distributed in early October.