The big news in Alaska today is that Permanent Fund recipients will get their money early this year. All people that are approved and signed up for direct deposit will receive the money on September 12. Mailed checks will be sent on the 30th. Right now the estimate is that the total amount will be about $3,300. That’s five times the amount of the federal stimulus check if you qualified for the higher amount of $600. So we’re getting a bumber crop amount and early (so that people can actually use it for fuel oil before it is too late – some bush communities can’t get fuel after the rivers freeze over.
All this and our governor isn’t up for reelection!