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Campaign regulator fines Anchorage labor council and others over late disclosures

  • Author: James Brooks
  • Updated: October 1, 2019
  • Published September 30, 2019

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has ordered the Anchorage Central Labor Council to pay a $2,500 fine for failing to disclose a $1,000 contribution on time. The contribution, from Public Employees Local 70, was received in the final days before the 2018 election but was disclosed almost three weeks late, according to APOC staff.

The fine was the largest of a handful of penalties announced Friday as APOC commissioners revealed the results of decisions made during a meeting earlier this month.

Also receiving fines were the Alaska Democratic Party ($650 for late reporting) and Mead Treadwell ($400 for late reporting).

All three fines may be appealed.

The commission also dropped proposed fines against Begich for Alaska; Familes for Alaska’s Future - Dunleavy; Working Families of Alaska; and Families of the Last Frontier. The four could have been fined for failing to properly disclose contributions on a particular form, but the commission decided against doing so because the contributions were properly disclosed on a second, parallel form.