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Alaska House ends special session with unfinished work

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House has adjourned the special session, leaving unfinished work on the capital budget and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend that guarantees a future special session.

The Senate was expected to meet Thursday to decide whether to accept the House version of the capital budget that left major provisions unfunded.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy can call lawmakers into special session or lawmakers can call themselves into one.

During this special session, lawmakers passed legislation aimed at addressing crime. But they’ve been unable to agree on the dividend residents receive from earnings of the permanent fund, the state’s oil-wealth fund.

Dunleavy has said they should follow an existing dividend calculation, which would result in checks estimated around $3,000. The House and Senate have voted down such a proposal.

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