Residential streets in Portland, Maine, looking across rooftops in the East End towards the islands in Casco Bay. Getty Images

Maine’s Biggest City to Vote on Clean Elections Measure

The measure in Portland would institute a public campaign financing option similar to one already in place in the state, as well as prohibit corporate contributions and spending by foreign-controlled groups.

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Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

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Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

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Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.