The newest member of the Alaska Capitol press corps isn’t your average reporter. But he’s one of a growing number of political bloggers who are trying to fill in gaps left by Alaska’s shrinking mainstream media.
State regulators to Alaska lobbyist: Stop helping candidates raise money
Alaska lobbyists have been breaking an anti-corruption law by helping political candidates promote their fundraising events, according to a preliminary opinion from the state’s campaign finance watchdog.
Alaska law says lobbyists can’t raise cash for candidates. But lobbyists are still sending invites to fundraisers.
Some of Alaska’s most prominent lobbyists are boosting the fundraising efforts of political candidates, prompting questions about whether they’re breaking a state law that’s designed to limit lobbyists’ influence over the legislative process.