State will not appeal ruling striking down campaign finance limits

JUNEAU (AP) - The state’s decision to not seek further legal review of a split court ruling that struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska has been criticized by a state lawmaker who said the state should have pressed forward with a legal fight.

The case was heard by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has an obligation to defend the laws of the state, said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, of Anchorage.

“He doesn’t get to pick and choose which laws he wants to defend and not defend,” Wielechowski said Aug. 18.

Grace Lee, a state Department of...


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