Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maine campaign finance update: fix clears committee

For those poor souls who've been following my coverage of Maine's local campaign finance disclosure debacle, there's a bit of good news.

A bill that would correct the mess -- and ensure tracking of money and politics in Portland, Bangor, and other Maine cities -- cleared a key legislative committee yesterday. L.D. 1100 was unanimously endorsed by the lawmakers on the state and local government committee exactly one month after it was defeated by a vote of 12-1.

The bill moves on to the next step: passing review by the appropriations committee.

If you've no idea what any of this is about, consider listening to my piece on the issue on Maine Public Radio News' Maine Things Considered.

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