By James Brooks
Alaska Beacon 

Legislature fails to adopt limits on campaign donations


The Alaska Legislature failed to pass new restrictions on financial donations to candidates for state office.

Because a federal court threw out Alaska’s old limits, the Legislature’s failure means candidates may accept unlimited amounts of money from donors inside and outside the state.

“It was probably one of the most disappointing nights of my time in the Legislature to not get to see that happen, because it should have happened,” said Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski.

Legislative drafters finished work on a critical amendment in the closing hours of the session, but it never cam...

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