Throughout his time in the Senate, Louie has fought to protect our proud tradition of free and fair elections, led the way on regulatory reform and advocated for greater investment in our small businesses and local economies. It’s truly been an honor to serve alongside him; it is an even greater honor to call him a friend. I wish him best of luck in his new role and have no dbout he’ll be a tremendous asset to the state in the Office of Advocacy.
Getting money out of our politics and our government is essential to ensuring that the Maine Legislature remains a governing body of citizens and a governing body that works for its citizens. That starts with the corporate contribution ban. It makes clear that our democracy is not for sale. By limiting the amount of money flowing into our campaigns, working Maine people can have confidence in their government and elected officials. This is a win for Maine.
Getting money out of our politics and our government is essential to ensuring that the Maine Legislature remains a governing body of citizens and a governing body that works for its citizens. That starts with the corporate contribution ban. It makes clear that our democracy is not for sale.
Large corporations have been able to buy state governments for far too long, and regular people don’t have the money to buy it back — it’s hard to compete when your voice is drowned out by outsized campaign donations. By limiting the flow of corporate profits into our politics and our government, Maine people can have confidence that elected officials are working for them, not corporate donors and shareholders. By adopting this proposal, Maine lawmakers can send a clear message to the people we represent: Our government and our democracy are not for sale.
AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Assistant House Majority Leader Rachel Talbot-Ross, D-Portland, and Sen. Louie Luchini, D-Ellsworth, unveiled legislation to ban corporate campaign contributions alongside Maine voters and business owners at a press conference today. LD 1417, “An Act Regarding Campaign Finance Reform” would prevent corporations from contributing to legislative candidates or legislator-controlled […]
AUGUSTA – The Maine Senate approved legislation to provide support services for military members transitioning back into civilian life on Thursday. “Maine veterans have served our country with incredible integrity and honor. They should be welcomed and celebrated back into our state, communities, and workforce. However, for many veterans, the transition back into civilian […]