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Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...that passed with voter approval of the Sunshine Amendment to Florida's Constitution.The 1976 law requires all public officials, candidates and employees to disclose financial information.But Askew had to maneuver around a state legislature...
Bill makes APOC complaints confidential

...not about giving anyone a coast ride on any violations."APOC is the regulatory body that overseas the ethics of public officials and offices. Along with handling campaign violations, the entity also maintains records of political contribution...
State | AK legislature
Juneau-specific campaign law may be unconstitutional

...said.APOC is the regulatory agency that rules on alleged campaign violations and tracks relevant information for public officials and lobbyists.The law in question states that candidates for governor and lieutenant governor "may not solicit...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Sealing some criminal case records is bad for the public

...the dismissal of a criminal charge filed against a public official? How would a member of the public learn the details of the allegation against the public official? How would we learn that prosecutors had a strong...
Empire Editorial: The cost of moving on

...of employee privacy. The documents requested contain information about a publicly-owned entity and may concern public officials, therefore the public's right to know should have precedence. Most importantly, stakeholders need to know what's...
'Choose Respect' and tribal sovereignty

...over reducing domestic violence.It is not hard to understand that Parnell has his priorities backwards. First, a public official should never endanger the life or safety of his constituents in pursuit of an ideological goal, such as Parnell's...
My Turn: Accepting Medicaid dollars would benefit Alaska

...revenue. This is especially obvious when one considers that no one - including the most ardently conservative Alaska public official - argues that Alaska should turn away the federal COLAs we enjoy, federal highway monies, or shutter our military...
Wash. refineries readying for North Dakota oil

...spills happen on vessels and they happen on pipelines also," de Place said.But de Place said environmentalists and public officials should pay more attention to the sudden boom in crude oil shipments by rail.
Say no to GM salmon

...with statewide support from all who love our wild Alaska salmon, our fishing families, fishing organizations, and public officials on both sides of the aisle. Alaskans are unified in our opposition to Frankenfish. In May, I announced I'm introducing...
Outside editorial: Supreme Court just says no to bribery

...Angeles Times:It's usually difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a campaign contribution influenced a public official to take an official action. That's why other ways to limit the influence of money in politics, such as disclosure...


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