Senate to Vote on Electioneering

A bill making public any corporate or union electioneering activity is on its way to a vote by the entire Senate. The measure moved from the Finance Committee on Monday after one change eliminating state restrictions beyond federal law on foreign corporations’ involvement. Direct contributions to candidates would still be banned, but Judiciary Chair Hollis French, a Democrat from Anchorage, said the bill does all that is allowed under a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opens all elections to private funding sources of formal campaign organizations.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Anchorage

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