Corporate campaigning bill blocked in House

Posted: Friday, March 19, 2010

JUNEAU - State Rep. Jay Ramras says he's blocking a House bill aimed at strengthening disclosure requirements for corporations and unions engaged in political campaigning.

The Fairbanks Republican says he will wait for the Senate version instead.

The House bill came from fellow Republican Rep. Bob Lynn.

Ramras' House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the measure Wednesday but he didn't let it advance.

Ramras says he wants to work with the version by his counterpart in Senate Judiciary, Democrat Hollis French.

Lynn says the development was a surprise, but that getting either version passed is what's important. He says "politics and personalities" shouldn't be a factor.

Statewide primaries are Aug. 24.

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