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Category: Veterans and Legal Affairs

DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR ELECTION LAW TRANSPARENCY

Posted: March 14, 2012

Senate Republicans defeat measure that calls for disclosure of political advertising sponsors   AUGUSTA—Democrats in the Maine Senate fought...

Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day debuts March 30 in Rumford

Posted: March 12, 2012

RUMFORD — River Valley veterans who served during the Vietnam War are invited to attend a special recognition ceremony Friday, March 30. It will...

Maine Senate sustains "do-nothing" vote on Clean Elections law

Posted: March 09, 2012

AUGUSTA — After several hours of debate and defeated amendments, lawmakers in the state Senate on Thursday approved a change to the Maine Clean...

MAINE'S CLEAN ELECTION SYSTEM GUTTED IN FIRST ROUND OF VOTES

Posted: March 08, 2012

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate took initial votes on a measure impacting Maine's Clean Election Act. In a largely party line vote of 18 – 15, Senate...

Bill forces Maine officials to report state payments they receive through businesses

Posted: March 08, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine — A legislative committee has approved a bill to close an ethics law loophole that has allowed high-level state officials to avoid...

Maine lawmakers poised to debate future of Clean Elections law

Posted: March 07, 2012

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers will soon vote on measures that could determine the viability of Maine's Clean Election Act.  The Maine Senate last week gave...

Legislature has to address changes to Maine Clean Election Act

Posted: January 23, 2012

By Eric Russell, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 20, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would strip all mentions of matching funds from the...

DEMOCRATS URGE COMMON SENSE SOLUTION TO REVAMPED CLEAN ELECTION SYSTEM

Posted: January 09, 2012

AUGUSTA – The legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs committee heard public testimony today on a bill aimed at revising Maine Clean Election...

Journal Tribune: Voter ID could be costly solution for imaginary problem

Posted: December 02, 2011

Read More at the JT. Published: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:06 PM EST Republicans in Augusta are once again pushing to require photo ID at the...

Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Secretary of State’s Investigation on Voter Fraud

Posted: July 29, 2011

AUGUSTA – Ranking Democratic official, Senator Barry Hobbins (D-York County), released a statement in response to the latest announcement from the...