Anchorage, AK- A Walker Administration State Committee authorized borrowing up to $3.5-billion-dollars, to assist the state’s pension shortcomings.  The approval occurred on Monday, concerning the distribution of pension obligation bonds (POBs), when required. 

The POBs are predicted to be sold at the end of October, according to ADN.  Administration delegates were in Manhattan last week to conduct meetings, with financial and ratings agencies. 

The financial mechanism is orchestrated to save Alaska pension payment revenues, as the 49th State presumes the appropriated assets will be invested, and will rise by 8% each year.  Alaska state legislators have been leery of the act. 

(Source: ADN)

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