Political candidates scrambling to meet new financial disclosure requirements

The state’s new financial disclosure rules are getting their first test as candidates sign up to run for municipal offices across Alaska. The 11-page disclosure form may be daunting to some, and the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) didn’t have time this summer to create an instruction booklet explaining it. The disclosure rules are part of the new ethics law signed by Governor Palin last month. Now candidates for local offices all around the state are scrambling to fill out the paperwork — except in Anchorage, which has its regional elections in the spring.

Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks