Proponents of 'Open MLS' proceed with petition drive

Maine association plans to oppose initiative if it reaches ballot

Proponents of a statewide public multiple listing service in Maine are working to qualify a ballot initiative for an election in 2008, and the state Realtor trade group is prepared to fight if the signature drive is successful.

The Maine Association of Realtors operates a statewide MLS, the Maine Real Estate Information System Inc., as a subsidiary.