Law Companies, Lobbyists, Company Spend for Mills’ Inauguration

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Extra than a quarter million pounds like donations from regulation firms, lobbyists and organizations is funding Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ inaugural activities, capped with a bash Thursday night.

Law organization Bernstein Shur and ND Paper Inc, which owns a paper mill in Old Town, donated $20,000 apiece, though Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Protect, Constitution Communications and regulation firm Pierce Atwood ponied up $10,000 apiece, according to the initially disclosure stories this 7 days. A remaining fundraising report is thanks following thirty day period.

The revenue was staying employed to shell out for the governor’s formal inauguration on Wednesday, together with a get together Thursday night featuring foodstuff and entertainment, both at the Augusta Civic Center.

The menu for the invitation-only celebration Thursday gave a nod to Maine’s various tradition, with Italian sandwiches, Shuck’s Lobster mac & cheese, Maine Coast Fishermen’s monkfish stew, and African rooster and peanut stew, to name a couple. Songs was getting delivered by three bands.

Right after her initial election, it took approximately a year for Mills’ marketing campaign to settle up right after conducting an more spherical of fundraising to include a charge that was $60,000 greater than anticipated. That led to a $2,000 good from the ethics fee under a 2015 regulation on inaugural funds.

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