No CMP Corridor's Statement regarding LD 194

Farmington - LD 194, "An Act To Prohibit Contributions, Expenditures and Participation by Foreign Government-owned Entities To Influence Referenda" failed today in the Maine Senate, after initial strong support, by only two votes. Here is Sandi Howard's statement on behalf of No CMP Corridor:

"Today's vote was yet another shining example of why more than 80,000 Mainers from every corner of the state signed our petition to initiate a referendum this fall. LD 194 was a no-brainer, and despite receiving initial broad bipartisan support, it was unable to survive the governor's unfortunate veto. Some lawmakers and bureaucrats have prioritized the interests of foreign corporations, and in this case FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, for long enough. The people of Maine are rightfully angry, and this November, they will have the opportunity to vote YES to reject the CMP Corridor. Maine is NOT an extension cord for Quebec or Massachusetts."