Alaska voters have voted against a proposal to re-establish coastal management program.
Juneau’s legislative delegation would’ve been excused if they took it easy this summer, instead they stayed busy by reaching out to new communities in their districts, volunteering for other campaigns, and doing constituent service.
If approved, Measure 2 would restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program — a federally funded state agency that operated smoothly, and with little fanfare, for more than 30 years before legislators and the Parnell administration failed to reach a deal to reauthorize it in 2011.
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has refused to consider a complaint over campaign ads against the group “Vote No on 2” on an expedited basis.
The groups sparring over a ballot measure to restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program traded barbs today (Friday), accusing each other of campaign disclosure violations.
The group behind a ballot measure to restore Alaska’s Coastal Management Program says the “Vote No on 2” TV ads feature outdated information about the campaign’s top three contributors, and don’t audibly name those donors as required by the law.
Opponents of Ballot Measure 2 are using their sizable financial advantage to flood the airwaves. Backers of the citizen’s initiative say they’re not trying to compete with the full on media blitz, but believe their support in coastal communities will help them prevail.
A month-long series of hearings on Ballot Measure 2 wrapped up in the Capital City yesterday (Thursday).
Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell’s office brings the Ballot Measure 2 hearings to a close at the Juneau Assembly chambers Thursday afternoon between 4 and 7 p.m.
A series of ten public hearings on Ballot Measure 2 will be held around the state in July, starting next Monday in Soldotna and ending July 26th in Juneau.