In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner nominee Jonathan Quick, second from right, speaks with Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman, right, before the start of a cabinet meeting at the state Capitol. Quick was accused of lying about his business background that he had an ownership interest in Anthem Coffee and Tea and Elements Frozen Yogurt. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner nominee Jonathan Quick, second from right, speaks with Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman, right, before the start of a cabinet meeting at the state Capitol. Quick was accused of lying about his business background that he had an ownership interest in Anthem Coffee and Tea and Elements Frozen Yogurt. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

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