FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Wednesday morning, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced three amendments to the Alaska constitution regarding the permanent fund dividend or PFD. One amendment is to not allow any changes to the PFD without a vote of the people. The PFD would not be subject to appropriations and could not be reduced by the Legislature or governor's veto. The second amendment states that taxes will not be created or increased without a vote of the people. The third amendment would create a spending cap and savings plan.
Dunleavy announced these amendments in a video message to the Alaska residents,"There is no doubt that Alaska has a great constitution. Part of having a great constitution is the ability for you the people to amend it when issues arise."
The amendments were introduced to the legislature Wednesday and were referred to Senate state affairs, judiciary and finance committees.