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The first regular session of the 127th Maine Legislature convened on December 3, 2014. Legislators were sworn in by Gov. Paul LePage, including Republican Cathy Manchester. Manchester was given a provisional seat in the Senate pending the resolution of the […]

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The Maine Ethics Commission voted unanimously on August 27, 2014, to no longer enforce certain provisions of Maine’s campaign finance law. This vote is a result of a federal court ruling enjoining the per-election contribution limit as applied to independent […]

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U.S. District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby ruled in favor of four supporters of independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler who sued the state of Maine, alleging minor parties are at a disadvantage under sections 1015(1) and 1015(2) of Chapter 21-A […]

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A ruling is expected in the coming days in a federal lawsuit challenging certain provisions of Maine’s campaign finance law. Four supporters of gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler sued the state of Maine, alleging minor parties, including independent candidates, are at […]

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A federal lawsuit was filed July 7, 2014, challenging certain provisions of Maine’s campaign finance law. Sections 1015(1) and 1015(2) of Chapter 21-A of the Maine Revised Statutes limit political contributions to a gubernatorial candidate from an individual, political committee, […]

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The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices will no longer enforce the yearly aggregate contribution limit applicable to individuals and entities contained in Maine Revised Statutes section 1015(3). In a policy statement issued June 4, 2014, the commission […]

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Despite the adjournment of the Maine Legislature on May 2, 2014, legislators are still debating issues. Republican leaders are urging Democrats to reconvene for a special session to address a funding crisis for the state’s nursing homes.    

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May 2, 2014  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns

The 2nd regular session of the 126th Maine State Legislature adjourned sine die May 2, 2014. The statutory adjournment date was April 16, 2014; however the Legislature spent an additional two weeks in session. Legislators successfully overturned two vetoes by […]

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October 29, 2013  •  

Safe Chemicals Stroller Brigade

Demonstration to urge lawmakers to update toxic substance law

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Legislators no longer allowed to lobby immediately after term is over

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Contribution limits for all other candidates remain unchanged

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Registration and disclosure requirements upheld

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Debate to include budget issues

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Laws Found Constitutional

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