A disclaimer provision in an Alaska campaign finance bill is generating questions, according to this report.
The bill passed from the House Finance Committee late Saturday requires disclosure for corporate political spending for or against candidates. The bill’s a response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door for freer spending by certain special interest groups. That kind of third-party spending had been banned here.
It also requires disclaimers identifying top contributors on TV, radio and other ads. But disclaimers won’t be read on TV the way they would on radio. Instead, they’ll appear in writing on the screen, which some Democrats said falls short.