Portland, Maine activists look to create a local clean elections program

Activists in Portland, Maine are pushing for public financing for local elections in their city.  Representatives from the Fair Elections Portland campaign have begun the process to get an initiative on the November ballot to create a clean elections program.  If enacted, this program “would allow candidates for municipal office to receive an allocation from the general fund, which is funded through property taxes, to finance their campaigns, and would likely be modeled after the same program used by gubernatorial and state legislative candidates.”

Source: Portland Press Herald

Date: April 15, 2019

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