A guide to Maine legislators’ private and public interests

by | October 25, 2017

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A guide to Maine legislators’ private and public interests

For citizens who want to understand how the Maine legislature works, Pine Tree Watch provides this guide to the private financial interests of lawmakers, the bills they have sponsored and what committees they sit on. You’ll find here the sources of income for legislators and their family members, what businesses they own as well as the bill numbers and summaries of legislation on which the lawmakers were primary sponsor in the current two-year session.

To use Pine Tree Watch’s online guide to Maine legislators’ private and public interests, click here.

We draw no conclusions about the convergence of private and public interests, only provide the information so that you can look for conflicts of interest yourself. All information in this guide was derived from 2016 lawmaker income disclosure forms on the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices website and the advanced bill search function on the Maine Legislature’s website. We encourage you to use those sites yourself.

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