Alaska court to hear dispute over oil-wealth fund checks

Juneau, Alaska • An Alaska lawmaker is making one last legal push to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of Alaska’s oil wealth. Sen. Bill Wielechowski was expected to argue Tuesday to the Alaska Supreme Court that Gov. Bill Walker last year exceeded his authority to reduce the size of the yearly checks by about half. Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, hopes to reverse the governor’s action after losing in superior court in November. Walker, a Repu...

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