Dunleavy Proposes Slashing Public Assistance Program

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Governor Dunleavy has proposed slashing a program that pays PFD's in increments so residents on food stamps and other federal assistance can continue to receive the those benefits.

The proposed move would require legislation to take effect, and would save the state $17.7 million.

President of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Julie Kitka, says that this isn't the solution for a fiscally stable future.

The move is part of Dunleavy's sweeping budget plan, and would affect around 36,000 Alaskans.