Maine Ethics Commission Revises Contribution Limits in Response to August 22 Court Decision

On August 27, the Maine Ethics Commission revised rules for contribution limits, to take cognizance of the U.S. District Court ruling Woodhouse v Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics & Elections. The court said it was discriminatory to let donors give $3,000 to gubernatorial candidates who run in a primary, and only $1,500 to a gubernatorial candidate who gets on the general election ballot by petition. The new emergency rules let anyone give $3,000 to any gubernatorial candidate. See this story. Thanks to Thomas MacMillan for the link.

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