Title

The November referendum on campaign finance reform, sponsored by Maine Voters fo

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-1-1996

Pages

1, 8-11

Abstract

The November referendum on campaign finance reform, sponsored by Maine Voters for Clean Elections, would provide public financing for candidates who agree to limit the length of their campaigns to one year. The reform would not affect congressional races, and would have no impact on the amount an individual could spend on his or her campaign. The Dirigo Alliance, the Maine Citizen Leadership Fund and the Money and Politics Project all claim that the amount of money being spent on Maine elections is spiraling out of control. The Maine campaign finance reform plan could prove to be expensive and difficult to enforce, but some observers see it as the most comprehensive bill that addresses the problem of big money in politics. Details.

Subjects

Campaign funds, Referendums (State)

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