No more limits on individual contributions to Alaska political campaigns


JUNEAU (AP) — Individuals will be allowed to make unlimited contributions to candidates for governor and the Legislature this year under a decision by the state commission that oversees Alaska campaign finance rules.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission on March 3, failed to support a staff proposal to set revised limits in place of tighter caps that were struck down by a federal appeals court panel last year.

The court invalidated Alaska’s $500-a-year individual donation limit to candidates, saying it was too low. The court, however, did not set new limits, and left that decision to th...

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