Maine Citizens for Clean Elections say that the $3 public financing checkoff on
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections say that the $3 public financing checkoff on the state income tax forms has generated $258,000 in revenue so far, and the participation rate of taxpayers is more that double the 4 or 5 percent tax experts said to expect. The fact that more people don't use the checkoff, which doesn't increase their taxes, is attributed to tax preparers not drawing the option to their clients' attention, a perception that it's a "government thing," and powerful oppostion to the program by the American Civil Liberties Union. With details on the ACLU challenge to Maine's new law.
Campaign funds, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Maine Citizens for Clean Elections say that the $3 public financing checkoff on" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3138.
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