On Friday, June 22, the Ethics Commission distributed a memorandum announcing that the Governor had declined to sign routine financial orders to release money to candidates from the Maine Clean Election Fund. As a result, payments to candidates certified to participate in the Clean Election program will be reduced to 20% - 25% of the amount they qualified for. The Clean Election Fund has sufficient cash to pay candidates the entire amount for which they qualified, but the governor's refusal to authorize the release of funds prevents the use of that cash.
On Friday, June 28, we took the governor to court.
You can read the court documents for yourself and follow the action below. It's powerful stuff.