The conservative legislators from the oil patch won't like that Permanent fund raid one bit. Most of that money came from oil and gas royalties paid to the state for its resources. The fossil fuel boys like to let everyone know it is really a tax. But it isn't. And they don't want to see that Permanent Fund depleted more that usual because they think they will see royalty rates go up. And they haven't gone up since I raised them back in the 80's when I served as Land Commissioner.
So I am suggesting that any new leases sold up the ante on royalty rates. That will help continue to fund some growth in the permanent fund while at the same time getting our educational system in order. And the Teachers Unions better damn well get on board too.
And as for our Governor, your time is running out on showing anyone that you really have any leadership abilities. It is probably too late anyway but the people just don't see your failures. History certainly will.