The Coastal Packet: Anti-lobbyist donations bill defeated

Wednesday, June 14

Anti-lobbyist donations bill defeated

Pine Tree Watch - Maine lawmakers have killed a proposal to ban legislators, the governor and Constitutional officers — and candidates for those positions — from accepting donations from lobbyists. Members of both parties, in both chambers, voted against the measure. Sen. Justin Chenette (D-Saco), who sponsored the bill, said he was disappointed though not surprised by the outcome. Both Republicans and Democrats, he said, receive money from lobbyists who are attempting to influence their votes.

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