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Speaker Eves In Topsham To Outline Keep ME Home Plan

Speaker Eves In Topsham To Outline Keep ME Home Plan

House Speaker Mark Eves will present his “Keep ME Home” plan to help seniors live independently in their homes and communities at The Highlands in Topsham.  The event is co-sponsored by Speaker Eves and Representative Denise Tepler (Topsham).  Area experts on aging will also be in attendance, and there will be plenty of time for…Continue Reading

Our Jay McCreight Delivers Dems’ Weekly Radio Address

Our Jay McCreight Delivers Dems’ Weekly Radio Address

Please see below for the text of Jay McCreight’s radio address this week on behalf of the Maine Dems. Jay represents Harpswell, West Bath and part of Brunswick.  Check it out and give her some feedback. Jay.McCreight@legislature.maine.gov   Reproductive health promotes women’s economic security. Lawmakers should join together to build pathways to prosperity, strengthen the…Continue Reading

Join Us March 25: “Women on the Issues” Panel Discussion

Come in from the Cold  6:30-8:00 pm Wednesday, March 25  The Hampton Inn conference room 140 Commercial Street, Bath RSVP Now For This Important Panel Discussion: Women on the Issues  focusing a gender lens on public policy with Eloise Vitelli Women, Work & Community   Danna Hayes Maine Women’s Lobby Rep. Jay McCreight, HD 51  Join us next…Continue Reading

LePage Vetoes Library Bill

LePage Vetoes Library Bill

Last night, Gov. LePage vetoed a measure, LD 13, that exempts a statewide network of libraries, also known as the Maine InfoNet Collaborative, from sales tax. The Maine InfoNet Collaborative allows public, school, community college, and university libraries to share resources and serve patrons through a statewide digital catalog, free digital downloads of audiobooks and…Continue Reading

Legislative Update From Topsham’s Denise Tepler

Legislative Update From Topsham’s Denise Tepler

The Legislature is in full swing. Just over half of the 1,500 bills submitted by lawmakers have been introduced and sent down to one of our policy committees for public hearings, analysis, amendments and preliminary votes. We expect to keep working through bills at least until late spring.Each of us has our own legislation, and…Continue Reading

LePage Budget Threatens Higher Education

LePage Budget Threatens Higher Education

Investments in Maine students and workers play second fiddle to tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations in Governor Paul LePage’s proposed $6.5 million state budget. Lawmakers heard strong concerns from students, teachers, and experts about the lack of investment in public higher education on Monday morning during a joint hearing of the Legislature’s Appropriations…Continue Reading

New Report Outlines Dire Need For Affordable Senior Housing

House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick on Wednesday called for bipartisan action on his “Keep ME Home” bond to invest $65 million to build affordable housing for Maine seniors. The call to action comes as a new study shows a dire shortfall in affordable rental homes for low income older people throughout the state.…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

LePage Names Carolyn Bird Sagadahoc Register of Probate

We’re happy to report that Governor LePage has appointed Democrat Carolyn Bird of Bath to the position of Sagadahoc Register of Probate.  She will complete Joan Atwood’s unexpired term and will take office in one week. Carolyn received her BA from the University of Chicago, and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in…Continue Reading

News From Chellie Pingree

News From Chellie Pingree

Be sure to check out the latest newsletter from our U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree.  She has a great update on ACA’s success in Maine, plus the latest on the Republicans’ threat to shutdown Homeland Security, including a link to the speech she gave on the House floor urging members to end this manufactured crisis.  Here’s…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

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