Lisa Scott

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could slash fines lodged against backers of a failed casino effort from half a million dollars to $100,000.
 
The Maine ethics commission's executive director and legal counsel said Tuesday it's unlikely the state will be able to recover the full record-high penalty for campaign finance law violations.
 
The commission is set to consider the settlement Wednesday.
 

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In early December of 2015, casino developer Shawn Scott and his sister Lisa Scott were ready to launch the ballot initiative that will appear as Question 1 on ballot on Tuesday. But first, they needed a name for the campaign committee.

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The sister of controversial gambling developer Shawn Scott says she’s stepping down from the embattled campaign to convince voters to allow a casino in York County.

 

Miami resident Lisa Scott announced in a press statement that she’s disengaging from the campaign “given that it appears my past involvement has become a distraction from the real issue at hand: Construction of a facility that will provide the residents of Maine with new economic growth, jobs, and funding for K-12 education and other vital programs.”