Hearings to Discuss Campaign Funding 

The veterans and legal affairs committee will hold hearings on Wednesday on the two proposals that would restrict distributions of taxpayer financed campaign funds. One would bar distribution of Maine clean election act funds to a candidate in an uncontested legislative or gubernatorial primary election.The other bill directs the Secretary of State to develop a system that allows voters to choose among Independent candidates for the legislature and for the office of Governor to determine which Independent candidate should receive public financing under the clean election act.