State House passes campaign finance bill; Senate action uncertain
March 23, 2022
The Alaska House has narrowly passed legislation that would set a limit on individual contributions to candidates after previous limits were struck down by a court
The bill passed 21-18 on March 16, with all the no votes coming from Republicans.
It next goes to the Senate, with about eight weeks left before the Legislature’s adjournment deadline. If the bill fails to win Senate approval and the governor’s signature, there will be no restrictions on the amount of money that can be donated to candidates in Alaska elections starting this year.
The bill, from Anchorage Rep. Calvin Schrage,...