Maine lawmakers quietly profit from state money, thanks to ethics loophole

Corruption news for Maine, from the Bangor Daily News:

Between 2003 and 2010, the state paid almost $235 million to private organizations run by legislative leaders or the spouses of high-level state officials. But because of a loophole in state law, not one penny of that spending was ever disclosed to the public in ethics filings.

An investigation by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting found several instances where the state paid millions of dollars to organizations associated with legislators and state officials.

Read the rest of the story at the Bangor Daily News.

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