Mainers may get a say on whether foreign governments can spend money to influence their votes

March 20, 2023

A group hoping to bar foreign governments from electioneering in Maine referendum campaigns submitted petitions Tuesday to put its proposal on next year’s ballot. The citizens’ initiative appears relatively straightforward, but it could have far-reaching implications for Maine companies partially owned by foreign governments — including at least one of the state’s two main electric utilities.

The group Protect Maine Elections could not have asked for better timing…

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