Attorneys for the ASA and RGA argued that the two should be considered legally distinct in the eyes of APOC even though the IRS would see them as the same group.
“We’re looking for transparency here,” Blodgett replied before Moses said they did, in fact, share the same address.
Turns out the real campaign finance complaints are found in the documents you uncover along the way
And as if to put a fine point on the reality of budget cuts, these cuts will impact low-income families more than others. All but one of the targeted schools are Title I, meaning they have a larger proportion of students who are eligible for free and reduced lunches.
That means there’s going to be no immediate penalty against the group, A Stronger Alaska, and it will be free to continue to spend Republican Governors Association money in support of the governor’s re-election. APOC Commissioners, instead, asked the groups—which have so far refused to participate with the investigation—to consider playing nice with investigators.
The hearing also contained a serious allegation that the entire pro-Dunleavy PAC could be a big scam.
Following the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, Dunleavy announced that if re-elected he would put forward a constitutional amendment to the Legislature. That measure would likely run into a dead end, making a convention a clearer path to the change.
APOC Chair Helzer announced the commission would give the complaint expedited consideration: “The public at large has a compelling need to know whether coordination occurred or continues to occur.”
“We have told the commission that we cannot complete the investigation without this information and the other side is not cooperating,” said Tom Lucas, campaign disclosure coordinator at APOC.
The Democratic and independent candidates discuss issues including bycatch, workforce development and mariculture — and criticize the absent incumbent.