Gov. Mike Dunleavy has released a proposal that would pay money cut from the past three Permanent Fund Dividend checks over a period of three years.
An initial goal of $50 million dollars was doubled by the Alaska Community Foundation, a group raising money to support communities throughout the state.
The Senate Republican Conference strategy session begins Thursday.
Some local donations are going to help Coast Guard members and families who missed their first paycheck Tuesday. Right now there are roughly 3,000 active duty Coast Guard members in Alaska who are all now facing uncertainty. That's why the Chief Petty Officers Association reached out to some local businesses for help.