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Monday, April 22, 2019
  • From January to September of last year, 282 Mainers died from drug-related overdoses, according to the attorney general’s office. When the numbers come in for the full year, it’s expected that more than one person per day will have ...
  • “Our Voice, Our Legislature” workshop series, hosted by the Lincoln County Democratic Committee, continues Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road....
  • Indivisible-Boothbay will sponsor a panel discussion on freedom of the press in America today on Tuesday, April 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Building, 66 Montgomery Road. Panelists include Joe Gelarden ...
  • The League of Women Voters of Maine, Midcoast Chapter, will host an open house on Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, Mountain Street, Camden. Created by the Suffragist Movement that secured the right ...
  • State Sen. David Miramant (D-Knox County) listens on April 12 as constituents voice objections to his recent testimony against LD 798, a bill that would remove philosophical exemptions for immunizing school-age children. The group ...
  • Eliminating “Double Dipping” Restrictions: For years, former Gov. Paul LePage railed at the practice of “double dipping,” which is when a public employee — such as a teacher, principal or superintendent — retires and then goes back ...
  • The Maine GOP, Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine First Project, Maine People Before Politics, Free Maine Campaign, Cumberland County Republican Committee, York County Republican Committee, Maine Patriots and ...
  • I write to express my concern regarding the disproportionate number of tax audits that occur in two of Maine’s most disadvantaged counties. I urge you to refocus the IRS’s all-too-scarce resources on auditing people with known rates of high tax ...
  • Paid Family Leave Bills — For many new parents, one of the biggest stresses of giving birth is not being able to spend time with their babies because they don’t have access to paid family leave. But as households have increasingly become ...
  • The Waldo County chapter of Maine AllCare will present “Health Care: We Can Fix It,” a free video screening and discussion, on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library. Everyone is welcome. The 12-minute video ...
  • Maine Democratic Party (MDP)’s proposed plan by which it will select delegates to attend the 2020 national convention has been published on its website, mainedems.org (see “Delegate Selection Plan” at top of home page)....
  • The monthly meeting of the Knox County Democratic Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Stella Maris House in Rockland, located at 148 Broad-way, at the intersection with Route 1. All are welcome....
  • On Tuesday, Governor Janet Mills signed into law LD 91, “An Act to Eliminate Gross Metering.” Under the LePage administration, in 2016 Maine adopted “gross metering,” which required solar panel owners to install a second meter to measure ...
  • It’s been a while since the Legislature debated charter schools, which are privately managed, publicly funded schools that operate outside the public school system. In the past, efforts to more thoroughly regulate the schools ...
  • As a supple- ment to the notifica- tion provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review ...
  • Following Monday’s announcement that Emera intends to sell its Maine assets to the Calgary-based corporation ENMAX, Rep. Seth Berry, House chair of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology ...
  • The State House has been humming with activity in recent weeks with budget hearings and work on a range of ambitious proposals such as earned paid sick leave and the Green New Deal bill. While there have been few votes so far ...
  • Over the years, people who love to boat and sail have told me that more than anywhere else in the world, they enjoy visiting two places: the Caribbean and Penobscot Bay. People on Islesboro, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Matinicus ...
  • On Tuesday, Governor Janet Mills signed into law a bill that codifies into state law several of the patient protections contained in the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, LD1, sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of ...
  • For those of us who believe in the power of vaccines to prevent deadly childhood illnesses, it was extremely disturbing to see hundreds of parents flooding into the State House last week to oppose a bill that would eliminate philosophical ...
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