Sunday, May 1
Legislature fails to override LePage's veto of clean election funding
The legislature failed to override Governor LePage’s veto of LD1579. For the first time in the history of clean elections, there is a possibility the fund could run out of funds in this upcoming election cycle. LD1579 had no fiscal impact – it simply would have transferred a portion of the 2017 Clean Elections appropriation six months early to avoid a shortfall in 2016. The bill was called ‘a no-brainer’ in the Bangor Daily News.