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Legislative Update From Denise Tepler, HD 54

Legislative Update From Denise Tepler, HD 54

It is an honor to serve as your State Representative. I’m excited to begin my first term working for the people of Topsham, and I hope that I can earn and retain your trust over the next two years. Earlier this month, the Legislature began a brand new session, and it looks like we will…Continue Reading

Congratulations To Bronwen and Will

Congratulations to Sagadahoc County Chair, Bronwen Tudor, for being reelected Chair of the Caucus of County Chairs at the DSC committee meeting!  Ditto to Will Neilson of Arrowsic for being elected to Maine’s Democratic Party Executive Committee.Continue Reading

Troy Jackson Elected to Democratic National Committee

At yesterday’s DSC meeting, members elected former Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson to the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  Watch the video of his acceptance speech here. Jackson, of Allagash, will serve as Maine’s newest member to the DNC. He replaces PhilContinue Reading

Jeremy Kennedy Named Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party

The Maine Democratic State Committee (DSC) announces that Jeremy Kennedy is the new Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party (MDP). At yesterday’s DSC meeting, members unanimously approved Kennedy’s new role. As Executive Director, Kennedy will oversee Party operations and staff, fundraising, communications and the Party’s biennial state conventions. He replaces Mary Erin Casale, who…Continue Reading

Maine Non-Profits: LePage’s Tax on Non-Profits Will Lead to Job Losses

MPBN reports that Maine non-profits “collectively employ nearly nearly 85,000 Maine residents who are paid more than $3.6 billion in wages. But their bottom lines could look a whole lot different in the future if Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to require municipalities to start taxing them is approved.”  Click here to read the article and listen…Continue Reading

Video Highlights Collins’ Votes For Gov’t Shutdown

Video Highlights Collins’ Votes For Gov’t Shutdown

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows has released a new web video highlighting Susan Collins’ multiple votes in favor of the 16-day 2013 government shutdown. A recent Collins ad on the shutdown omits her vote record, ignores the shutdown’s impact on Maine’s economy and glosses over her role in creating the problem she claims to…Continue Reading

Mike’s Plan For A Healthier Maine

Mike’s Plan For A Healthier Maine

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the frontrunner in the race to be Maine’s next governor, outlined his vision for improving health care today during a press conference in Portland. “When we think about health care, our focus often begins when a person shows up in the emergency room or at a doctor’s office. And it typically…Continue Reading

Maine Lawmakers United in Dems’ Effort to Help Seniors

Maine lawmakers are united behind efforts to help seniors age in their homes and communities, according Speaker of the Maine House Mark Eves, Democrat of North Berwick. Eves held meetings today in Washington with Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree, who expressed support for his effort to help…Continue Reading

Metal Trades Council Endorses Shenna

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, who is completing her 350-mile Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy this morning, today accepted the endorsement of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Metal Trades Council in an in-person ceremony in Kittery. The endorsement comes at a time when Bath Iron Works, whose jobs Susan Collins repeatedly claims…Continue Reading

If revenue sharing is eliminated . . .

Report from the Portland Press Herald on Maine Municipal Association’s informal meeting with legislators on LePage’s proposed elimination of revenue sharing:  “At stake for the average Mainer in the discussions is the size of their property tax bills. Cities and towns would lose $155 million in revenue under LePage’s budget, and unless they cut spending…Continue Reading

Eloise Vitelli:  Investment in Education an Economic Imperative

Eloise Vitelli: Investment in Education an Economic Imperative

Our own State Senator, Eloise Vitelli, gave this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  Don’t miss her great message on the importance of early childhood education below. Good Morning. This is State Senator Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic. The official start of the school year is upon us. And for hundreds of four year olds across Maine, this…Continue Reading

More Great Endorsements For Shenna

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows welcomed the support of Veterans’ Vision, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Maine People’s Alliance and People for the American Way the day after concluding her 350-mile, 24-day Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy. Bellows has attracted endorsements from a broad array of labor, women’s, social justice and…Continue Reading

Mike’s First TV Ad Highlights Working Class Roots, Bi-Partisanship Style

Mike Michaud released the campaign’s first TV ad this week. The ad, titled “Millworker,” highlights Mike’s working-class Maine roots and commitment to bringing Democrats, Republicans and independents together to get things done. The positive ad focuses on Michaud’s upbringing and the values of compromise and hard work he learned while growing up in a large…Continue Reading

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

In a shocking press release today, Gov. Paul LePage referred to Social Security and Medicare as “welfare,” saying: “It doesn’t matter what liberals call these payments, it is welfare, pure and simple.” The press release, which was sent by the Office of the Governor, was an attempt to explain away Maine’s poor economic performance but quickly…Continue Reading

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