Committee to Examine Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
Rep. Lynn to examine decision relating to corporate political support, spending
Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Juneau, Alaska – House State Affairs Committee Chair Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, will conduct a committee overview on potential effects of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving corporate campaign expenditures in support or opposition to political candidates and ballot issues.
“It’s irrelevant whether we agree or disagree with the Court decision,” Lynn said. “The court’s decision has created a political earthquake with repercussions that must be resolved before the upcoming 2010 elections. It’s probable that new legislation will be required to comply with the court’s decision.”The hearing will be conducted Feb. 11, 2010. The committee will invite APOC and the Department of Law.