The customary passage of the errors and omissions bill happens routinely at the end of each legislative session to ensure minor typos are corrected and the laws are intact.

Currently we have a group of elected officials in Augusta – put there by Maine voters to represent us – who are blocking the fixing of a typo in the Clean Election Act appropriations bill because they don’t support Clean Elections! If this typo is not fixed by the end of June, there will be no more distribution of Clean Elections funding for the November elections.

Mainers have twice supported the Clean Elections program. We want candidates who are not beholden to big money.

This is middle school behavior on the part of elected officials that fails to acknowledge the will of the voters they are supposed to represent. Legislators: Do your job!

Patty Bruce