State House proposes new campaign fundraising rules for legislators

A state House Committee today approved new limits on campaign fundraising during the legislative session. The State Affairs Committee approved a bill by Anchorage Republican Kevin Meyer that would forbid legislators or legislative staff members from raising money during legislative sessions for any municipal, state or federal campaign. The bill next goes to the floor for a vote, although Rules chairman John Coghill says in view of a recent court decision, he wants to verify the content of the bill before he puts it on the calendar.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau