Most Alaskans are about to be 1,200 dollars richer - KTVA

Alaskans are about to be 1,200 dollars richer, which with the skyrocketing price of gas, could help shrinking budgets. Full Story
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Michael

Montgomery, AL

#1 Aug 8, 2008
This is not fair for the residents that dont qualify for the PFD this year. It should be given to everyone.
donna

Anchorage, AK

#2 Aug 9, 2008
I wish you would help people who are behind on child support and who have garnished checks. These people need the energy money more than other people. They have no money or income to support themselves. They are the people who are really struggling with money cause they owe so much child support. They shouldn't have to worry about their energy check being garnished. They should just take their AK Permanent Fund Check. Help those people.
Marie

Elmendorf Afb, AK

#3 Aug 9, 2008
I don't qualify for the PFD this year, which is fine with me, but to be denied the enery rebate just for that reason is not right in all cases. We have lived here for since Feburary of last year and I have had to also pay for the higher fuel cost, but that is not good enough for the law makers. To bad I'm not an Alaskan resident.
RITA

Juneau, AK

#4 Aug 9, 2008
O.K PEOPLE MAKE UP YOUR MINDS DO U WANT THE MONEY OR NOT? I MEAN FIRST WE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY AND THEN WHEN WE ARE FINALLY GIVEN THE MONEY WE THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT WHO SHOULD GET IT AND EVERY THING ELSE, I'M SORRY THAT YOU ARE NOT AN ALASKAN RESIDENT BUT JUST THINK IF YOU WERE IN ANY OF THE LOWER 48 STATES YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN THE MONEY AT ALL SO MAYBE NEXT YEAR YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PFD AND MAYBE SOME MORE CASH BUT IN THE MEAN TIME JUST THANK THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR US JUST RECEVING THIS MONEY FOR THIS WINTER. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Dawn

Anchorage, AK

#5 Aug 9, 2008
As a low income house keeper having to travel alot where bus and bike do not go I was forced to go in credit dept for gas and my heating in the winter is $3oo a month. I am desperet for the stim. It will go to energy as it is planned for but would give it up in a heart beat if they would get to the root of the problem with renewalbe engergy solutions for the future. The check will not go far and then what.
Angela

Anchorage, AK

#6 Aug 9, 2008
I think it's great that people are getting the $1200 as an off-set, however I think it should be given to more than those PFD qualified. We lived here a few years ago and decided to move back once we got out of the military. We bought a house and have been dealing with the fuel costs like everyones else, but do not qualify for the PFD yet. It would have been nice as a home owner to qualify for SOME kind of fuel relief money.
Don Carter

United States

#7 Aug 10, 2008
I have a few comments about the energy crisis.
1. First there isn't one, it's a greed crisis.
2. The $1200 energy credit will go towards the $4100 dollar energy windows I'm having installed.
3. The oil company's are refining gas in Keni, and can deliver gas without the high cost of shipping they created.
4. Remember Nixon deregulated the oil companies and the price of gas went up .50 cents a gallon overnight and now at $4.50+ a gallon with triple record profits.
5. It's time to reverse Nixon's deregulations by going STRIGHT TO THE PROBLEM and fixing it.

isaiah belcher

Anchorage, AK

#8 Aug 10, 2008
do you not think that it is only fair that every alaskan gets the rebate relief? Isn't that what its for? Now people like me will not get one. I am eligible but since I was in jail for a misdemeanor at the beginning of the year now I can't get this relief rebate. If this is Mr.s Palin's idea of helping every alaskan it is not going to work because every alaskan is now not getting one and we will still have to suffer. Mine and my children becuase we need that.

“LOOK!”

Since: Aug 08

Anchorage

#9 Aug 10, 2008
isaiah belcher wrote:
do you not think that it is only fair that every alaskan gets the rebate relief? Isn't that what its for? Now people like me will not get one. I am eligible but since I was in jail for a misdemeanor at the beginning of the year now I can't get this relief rebate. If this is Mr.s Palin's idea of helping every alaskan it is not going to work because every alaskan is now not getting one and we will still have to suffer. Mine and my children becuase we need that.
I'm sorry the law is the law. Should we give the money to people currently in jail in Alaska as well?
Tracie

Wasilla, AK

#10 Aug 10, 2008
Help for those with garnished checks and those that have been in jail? Are you kidding me??? This will help those that have garnished checks.....their debt will be paid down by that $1200.00. As for those that have been in jail.....well, I don't think I even need to comment on that one.
dont believe

Palmer, AK

#11 Aug 10, 2008
have you looked lately the pump have not dropped just a bonus
for the gas stations here in town
Wanda Page - Noatak

Noatak, AK

#12 Aug 11, 2008
GAS $9.29 a gallon FUEL -$9.79 a gallon
Price for our village in Northern area.
Can this energy PDF check be mailed in September?
We will need this especially in northern part of the state. THose who get direct deposit will get theirs in first week of october. We will get paper checks in November and it's too long. We are hurting for fuel esp. before it gets colder. I think the energy checks should of been by itself, instead of with our regular PDF.
paul

Eagle River, AK

#13 Aug 12, 2008
what a bunch of whiners, rules are rules
Tammy Sunderland

Wasilla, AK

#14 Aug 14, 2008
Rebates are usually not taxed, or added to income... PFD's are taxed and added as income... How is combining the two this fall going to effect low income families in regards to government bennifits, taxes, tax brackets etc?
I have worked with low income familys for years, and I just can't help but wonder what is going to happen to them as a result of the inflated PFD as well as the added "rebate" being distributed as one.
Did our Alaska Government think of these ramifacations when they decided to combine the two? or am I mis understood about how they will be disbursed?
twpranch@mtaonline.net
Righton The Money

Wasilla, AK

#15 Aug 14, 2008
Don Carter wrote:
I have a few comments about the energy crisis.
1. First there isn't one, it's a greed crisis.
2. Remember Nixon deregulated the oil companies and the price of gas went up .50 cents a gallon overnight and now at $4.50+ a gallon with triple record profits.
3. It's time to reverse Nixon's deregulations by going STRIGHT TO THE PROBLEM and fixing it.
You are right on the money sir! We need to implement FDR's "New Deal" and need it immediatly!
Not Fair in Anchorage AK

Anchorage, AK

#16 Aug 14, 2008
I really think that it is unfair for the Senate to approve an additional $1200.00 for those that are eligible for the PFD's but not for people like us that have lived in Alaska since April 2007 and have had to struggle with the cost of living and high gas prices up here, I thought that was what the whole proposal from Gov. Palin was for to help on energy/gas expenses in this "Great State of Alaska", and I felt at the time it was fair to do so for those who could prove residency for 6 months, but I guess this state isn't all that it is cracked up to be, had I known the cost of living differences and how the state only looks after those that have been here for three months longer than myself, I would have reconsidered ever moving here. Now I'm stuck here and have to learn from my mistakes once again, Thanks Gov. Palin for everything!!
cant believe this

Corbin, KY

#17 Aug 14, 2008
I lived in AK for 19 years and moved a few months ago to be closer to my family. I took exactly 1/2 pay cut to move here and my housing costs are exactly 1/2 less than they were there. Alaska is the ONLY place where anyone get's an "allowance" due to the rising costs. The cost of living is rising EVERYWHERE, not just in AK. I think Alaskan's are spoiled and greedy due to the annual PFD and my god, you should be thankful for the gracious sum you're getting soon instead of bitching about it. The entire nation is suffering right now, not just AK. Those of you complaining because you aren't eligible for a PFD, well what brought you to AK in the first place? I bet it's the PFD that took you there, free money. Well, you went for the wrong reasons. I hated to leave AK, it's a beautiful state and wonderful people, but the PFD was the last thing on my mind in my decision to leave. It's obviously the first thing on your mind in your desicion to move there, otherwise you wouldn't be complaining. Perhaps you should learn to save your pennies?????? Buy/rent a more energy efficient home???? Learn to budget in a sinking economy???? Be thankful people.
bobster

Cordova, AK

#18 Aug 15, 2008
Can't you people comprehend WHY they tacked it on to the PFD???

BECAUSE ALL THE PAPER WORK IS DONE SO THEY CAN SEND OUT RELEIF SOOOOOOOOON!!!

People already filed their PFD a long time ago. The state has had time to process and investigate applicants. There WOULD NOT be enough time to investigate things all over again to specifically target those who NEED fuel relief.

As for myself, I'm an out-of-state Western Undergraduate Exchange student and I retain my Alaskan residency. This 1200 will get me that HDTV I've been looking at.
Marie

Elmendorf Afb, AK

#19 Aug 15, 2008
Not Fair in Anchorage AK wrote:
I really think that it is unfair for the Senate to approve an additional $1200.00 for those that are eligible for the PFD's but not for people like us that have lived in Alaska since April 2007 and have had to struggle with the cost of living and high gas prices up here, I thought that was what the whole proposal from Gov. Palin was for to help on energy/gas expenses in this "Great State of Alaska", and I felt at the time it was fair to do so for those who could prove residency for 6 months, but I guess this state isn't all that it is cracked up to be, had I known the cost of living differences and how the state only looks after those that have been here for three months longer than myself, I would have reconsidered ever moving here. Now I'm stuck here and have to learn from my mistakes once again, Thanks Gov. Palin for everything!!
My family is in the exact position you are, but for us only two months.
Alaska Williams

Anchorage, AK

#20 Aug 16, 2008
Two points to make.......

#1- Thanks goverment for the Releif check this will really help out, but to add it to the PFD and tax it as well? How will this show the people that this is in the best intrest, when at tax time we have to pay more taxes? Plus the low income will have benifits affected. Not much of a releif for them.

#2- I fell that it is wrong for it to be added to the PFD then garnished, how is this a releif for the person still having to pay the high energy cost? Get real. Child support and creditor's get the PFD's already. If your in jail then of course it should be garnished for the energy used.

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