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A ballot question committee representing the Canadian energy company Hydro-Quebec could face a significant fine from state election regulators for the late disclosure of campaign activity. Meanwhile, a state lawmaker is trying to stop the company’s efforts to convince Maine voters to approve a controversial $1 billion transmission project at the ballot box in November.

The state ethics commission handed down the second-largest fine in its history today, after a lengthy investigation concluded that supporters of a proposed Lewiston casino failed to satisfy state campaign finance report filing requirements. As A.J. Higgins reports, two political action committees and their backers have agreed to pay a $15,000 fine to the state.