will the pfd be fully funded? -- incident rules being dead last in the country, can we move up in the wrecks of education? we can put our resources to work to produce jobs, revenue, and wealth for alaskans. these are the choices you will be looking out in the next several days before the election. i hope to be your governor. i want to work hard to win your trust. trust has been an issue in this campaign. for the past several years, we have had to look at what politicians say as opposed to what they do. my name is mike dunlevy, i'm running for governor, and i hope for your support. >> the first question tonight is about transparency in government. last year, byron a lot resigned after making what was described as inappropriate comments. whenhe took off in its -- he took office, bill walker pledged transparency, but has refused to disclose specifics of what was said or the circumstances of the incident. since the conduct of a statewide elected official was involved, does the public have the right to know what was sa
the pfd was never the problem. the problem has been overspending by state government over the years. you will have a full pfd under my administration. i fought hard, i voted against sb 128 which was the first attempt to change the pfd. i voted against sb 26 which was another attempt to change the pfd. i submitted bills, sb 1, to return the full pfd. the current calculation that's on the books, that's been on the books for years is the calculation that i will use. and i can assure alaskans that one of the first actions i will take is going to be to return the full pfd to the people of alaska. gentlemen, we touched on this, but we do want to reiterate because we hear this from our viewers a lot. do you support the concept of a pfd mandate in the constitution? how would would you structure the permanent fund dividend to make sure the legislature doesn't raid the money to support government spending in years when we have low oil prices and what should the split be going to the state government and the people of alaska?
upped the spending and what's worst for alaskans, he cut in check that they get from oil revenues, pfd's and this guy endorsed the democrats, i don't think that's good news for the democrats because the governor is unpopular. i think that the republican who is a former state senator mike has a great shot at winning this next week. jillian: ron, what else is resinating with voters there? >> well, i think the biggest thing is actually trying to get the salmon fisheries back, alaska is a unique state and trying to protect the oil payments, incumbent governor cut them in half and so for a lot of alaskans in rural alaska they don't have a lot of opportunity for jobs and so they rely on oil revenues to offset seasonal income and so when you have a democrat basically, basically democrat incumbent governor which walker was slash those, i mean, it's essentially like a tax increase and so that's what the republicans are running on. he's saying he wants to keep taxes down, he wants to keep the payments in place from the oil revenues and govern the state in a way that is sustainable and i think that
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