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With campaign finance rules wiped out, Legislature must act now to set donation limits

More than a month has passed since Sen. Mike Shower claimed that he and other Alaska legislators were so busy they didn’t have time to deal with campaign finance legislation this year.

He was not telling the truth. It was just something Shower said to conceal the effort to allow unlimited campaign donations in Alaska, which is what Gov. Mike Dunleavy and others in the Republican Party want.

Shower is the chairman of the state affairs committee in the Senate, a committee that is responsible for dealing with this topic. He hasn’t done anything on campaign finance and on Friday he told Alaska Pub...

 

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