Sunday, February 28, 2010

Portland: fresh campaign finance disclosures

The city of Portland has posted the pre-election campaign finance disclosures for November's city council and school board candidates. No sign of the post-election ones however.

I've added the link to my Portland, Maine Ad Hoc Campaign Finance Disclosure Homepage, created a year ago because the city can't manage to post most of them on their own and destroyed all disclosures in their possession prior to 2005. (My reporting led to the law being changed to prevent this in future.)

Once again, a general plea: if you have any Portland, Maine disclosures from prior to 2005 and would like to contribute them to the database, please contact me.

Meanwhile, the fallout from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on corporations and campaign finance continues. Everyone, regardless of their politics, should be concerned about a system where political money can no longer be traced.

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