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Open Letter to Rep. Ortiz

By A. M. Johnson


August 16, 2019
Friday PM

Knowing your mind is made up on the matter of the dividend payout will not prevent me from reminding you of a simple fact, aside from the claim of the court, it remains a matter of "Law".

"If you don't like the law, change the law, If you do not follow the law, then you do not have lawful government, you have anarchy."

Current law directs the trustees of the Permanent Fund Corp. to transfer fund revenue into the Earnings Reserve Account for PFD distribution. These funds are never placed in the general fund for government spending according to this law. The entire PFD process is automatically governed by statute; no further appropriation or action is required by the Legislature or the governor to make the full payment to every Alaskan.

Dan, This has nothing to do with I can or not, live without a dividend of any amount, it has everything to do with the law.


Ketchikan, Alaska

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Received August 12, 2019 - Published August 16, 2019

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