Initiative to publicly fund state elections blocked, expected to resurface

The Lieutenant Governor today denied certification of a preliminary ballot initiative that would have enabled a system to pay for some state election campaigns. Ballot initiative sponsors anticipated the decision and are already on track with a substitute. The turned-down, original initiative would have provided funding for elections through a special tax on oil. The group supporting the initiative, Alaska Clean Elections, holds a fundraising and education meeting in Anchorage tonight.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)