Alaska Gets Perfect Score on Disclosure Rules, Not Technology

News Miner: “The National Institute on Money in State Politics, which periodically releases tidbits of interesting information about state-level issues across the U.S., this week issued their report card for state laws on campaign finance disclosure. With a few Flying colors for Alaska on campaign finance exceptions, states got mostly As or Fs. Alaska not only got an A, it got a perfect score — states were given points for requiring the disclosure of donors’ names, positions, spending target, and so forth.
It’s true Alaska has strong disclosure laws, and ones that sometimes provide unique insight into the nature of candidates’ support. But what we have to say about our grade is that anyone giving the state a perfect grade for disclosure has never had to wade through the forest of menus to access financial information on the Alaska Public Offices Commission’s website. As state websites go, it’s about as user-unfriendly as they get.”

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