Palin signs bill clearing way for legislative kidney transplant

Governor Palin today signed a bill lifting the limits on compassionate gifts that can be given to legislators within the state’s ethics rules. The change was the result of a determination that anyone assisting Nome Democrat Richard Foster meet the needs of having a kidney transplant would be in violation of the state’s ethics law — which limits donations to $250. Sue Stancliff, the legislative staffer who has offered and been approved to donate her kidney to Foster, said the bill and the support that is anticipated speaks well of Foster.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau