November 4, 2021 •
Alaska Releases Prospective Contribution Limits
Members of the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) have released an advisory opinion, proposing new limits on contributions to political campaigns.
Under the new restrictions, an individual would be limited to $1,500 in donations per candidate or group per year and groups would be limited to $3,000 in donations per candidate or group per year.
After Thompson v. Hebdon found Alaska’s limitations on contributions made by individuals and groups unconstitutional, the APOC adjusted the limits set in 2003 for inflation.
These new limits follow the Supreme Court’s guidance for contribution limits and fall in line with the limits that have been upheld in other states.
The new limits are subject to approval of the five-member commission, scheduled to meet in January.
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