Ex-Alaska official claims firing was politically motivated

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports Dunleavy denies any involvement in Angela Rodell's removal.

    The corporation’s board has provided no explanation for her Dec. 9 dismissal.

    Rodell and Dunleavy clashed over spending from the earnings of the nest-egg Alaska Permanent Fund.

    Rodell advised lawmakers to stick with a rules-based approach, in line with resolutions from the board.

    A 2018 state law calls for limits on withdrawals that Dunleavy previously advocated exceeding to boost the size of dividend checks.

    A legislative committee plans a hearing on Rodell's firing Monday.

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