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Alaska extends nobid contract to grandson of governor donor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska has extended a no-bid contract awarded to a relative of a major financial supporter of the governor.The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that the one-year contract extension was given July 1 to Clark Penney for economic development consulting services for the administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy.The 34-year-old owns Penney Capital Inc., which the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority pays $8,000 monthly, with a monthly travel allowance.Clark Penney’s grandfather, Bob Penney, contributed more than $350,000 to a political group that supported Dunleavy’s 2018 election.Officials say the contract with Penney Capital can be extended through mid-2022 with additional one-year extension options and an overall cost cap of $441,000.Dunleavy, Clark Penney and authority Executive Director Tom Boutin declined to be interviewed, the newspaper reported.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more