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Alaskans get $1,174 checks from state's oil wealth
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1572342:MV8xNjQ2ODY3XzI3MjA0Njc3XzEzNjZGRTg0] If you lived here you would realize our cost of living is 36% greater than living in Seattle and a >% than most of lower 48. We have some of highest gas prices in nation, electricity rates are high and the fuel oil needed for heating runs $400+ per month. AND if you want to leave here you find Alaska Airlines has you captive and its $1000 a ticket to lower 48. So this PFD comes no where close to covering expenses living here. [/quote]
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaska residents will soon be getting a check for $1,174 simply because they live there.
Each person's share of the state's vast oil wealth was announced with much fanfare in Anchorage Tuesday, with Gov. Sean Parnell ripping open a gold-colored envelope to reveal the number. This day is so widely anticipated in Alaska that the announcement of the Permanent Fund Dividend amount was carried live on television statewide, and dozens tuned in to watch a live webcast by the governor's office.
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