In Maine, casino mogul Shawn Scott financed a campaign to collect more than 60,000 signatures in support of a new casino. The signatures were recently filed with the secretary of state’s office ... How an embattled developer fought to get a Maine casino up for statewide referendum by Steve Mistler, Maine Public October 13, 2017 November 1, 2017 Share this: Maine legalized marijuana for medical use in 1999. The judge’s decision came after she sided with the secretary of state’s decision to reject a casino referendum proposal. Petition flaws doom pot, casino referendums. Unless a judge overturns the secretary of state's ruling, proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and open a York County casino won't make ... A group linked to a controversial Las Vegas developer is working to complete a furious signature-gathering effort to convince Maine voters to hand him rights to a York County casino via a 2016 ... Getting measures on the ballot. Maine allows citizen initiatives in the form of indirect initiated state statutes and veto referendums.The deadline for submitting signatures to qualify ballot initiatives for the election on November 6, 2018, in Maine was February 1, 2016.A certified measure is sent to the state Legislature, where officials have the option to approve the measure or take no action. In Maine, a state ethics body has reportedly levied a record $500,000 in fines against four ballot question committees that successfully lobbied for a referendum to be placed before voters tomorrow regarding whether to bring a casino to York County.. According to a report from the Portland Press Herald newspaper, the five-member Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ... A Maine judge said the Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap, was within his rights to reject a referendum proposal to create a casino in southern Maine.
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