Portland (ME) Press-Herald
The proposal is in stark contrast to Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to zero-fund the Clean Election program in 2014.
By Steve Mistler
State House Bureau
AUGUSTA — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is backing a proposal to restore Maine's public-financing elections law to its original strength.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Edward Youngblood, R-Brewer, follows Clean Election funding cuts by the Legislature and a court ruling that led to repeal of a key provision of the Maine Clean Election Act.