Maine Secretary of State Defends Process for Finalizing Measures

Wed, Sep 7 2011 by Anonymous

After receiving criticism last week, Maine Secretary of State defends the state’s process for placing a measure on the ballot in a special to the Bangor Daily News:

I didn’t know what to expect when I saw in the Sept. 3, Bangor Daily News my picture with your editorial headlined, “Tell Voters the Truth.” Having now read the editorial my reactions are:

Why are BDN editors portraying the very orderly process of finalizing a citizen’s initiative question on slot machine facilities in the city of Biddeford and in Washington County for the November ballot portrayed as less than what it is: straightforward?

CasinoNo’s Dennis Bailey’s statements about the citizen’s initiative question, put forward by BDN editors as fact, are, in substance, incorrect.

I am happy to tell voters the truth by explaining the process, facts and laws missing from your editorial.

How is the wording of citizen’s initiative questions determined?…(Read More)

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