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Spring Social Set For May 4th

Spring Social Set For May 4th

Join us for refreshments, politics, and music at our annual Spring Social on Sunday, May 4th.   The event will be held from 2-4 p.m.. at the West Bath Fire Station, 192 State Road, West Bath.   Special guests and speakers include Bill Nemitz, columnist for the Portland Press Herald, plus our local representatives and candidates, including Sen. Eloise Vitelli,Continue Reading

LePage’s Ideological Veto Hurts Maine People, Economy

LePage’s Ideological Veto Hurts Maine People, Economy

Top Democrats in the Legislature called Governor Paul LePage’s ideological veto of a bipartisan plan to expand life-saving health care to 70,000 Mainers harmful to Maine people and the economy.    The veto comes on the heels of a bipartisan budget proposal that funds DHHS wait list services for people with disabilities, addressing a keyContinue Reading

Bellows Calls Out Collins On Her Vote Against Paycheck Fairness Act

Bellows Calls Out Collins On Her Vote Against Paycheck Fairness Act

 This morning, the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Susan Collins voted with her Republican colleagues to block the bill from moving forward.  “Three times now, Susan Collins has joined with her Republican colleagues to block legislation that would have increased transparency and offered protection to victims of wage discrimination,” saidContinue Reading

Richmond’s Alice Elliott (D) Announces Legislative Bid

Richmond’s Alice Elliott (D) Announces Legislative Bid

Alice Elliott of Richmond has successfully filed to run on the Democratic ticket for State House District 55, which includes the towns of Bowdoinham, Bowdoin and most of Richmond.  Elliott is seeking to fill the seat currently held by House Majority Leader Seth Berry, who has reached his term limit. A Maine native, Elliott hasContinue Reading

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

On the heels of Sen. Collins’ vote to block legislation working to end gender discrimination in pay, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, put Shenna Bellows, candidate to represent Maine in the United States Senate, “On the List.”  The EMILY’s List community now stands more than three million members strong. “OnContinue Reading

DeChant: Kudos to Sheriff Joel Merry

Here’s a good letter to the editor in today’s Times Record from Jennifer DeChant, our State Rep in Bath, on Sheriff Joel Merry’s appointment to the State Board of Corrections. Kudos, Sheriff Merry To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to the unanimous support that the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal JusticeContinue Reading

SENATE ENACTS COMPROMISE BILL TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE TO 70,000 MAINERS

March 28, 2014 – Today the Maine Senate enacted a Republican-sponsored measure to accept federal funds to provide healthcare to 70,000 Mainers, including 3,000 veterans.  “Expanding access to healthcare will strengthen our economy and create jobs and save money, but most importantly, it will save lives,” said Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson (D) Allagash. “Each oneContinue Reading

Republicans Flip-Flop On Early Voting Bill

Republicans Flip-Flop On Early Voting Bill

 After initially supporting a measure to increase access to early voting in Maine, three Republican Senators have flipped their votes and defeated the bill. “This is a common sense measure that would have helped people engage and participate in our democracy,” said Senator John Patrick of Rumford. “It’s disappointing some of our colleagues chose to putContinue Reading

LePage’s million-dollar consultant is the wrong priority for Maine

Here’s the text of the Maine Democratic Party’s weekly radio address, this week focusing on Governor LePage’s hiring of a Tea Party consultant to review MaineCare.  Most would agree that while the financial crisis is behind us, we have not yet recovered. Resources are stretched. Budgets are cash-strapped. And we are all being asked to do moreContinue Reading

Vitelli To Lead Climate Change Discussion

Vitelli To Lead Climate Change Discussion

Sagadahoc Senator Eloise Vitelli will lead a discussion about fighting climate change in Maine this Thursday evening, April 24,  following a special screening of the premiere episode of Showtime’s new climate change documentary: Years of Living Dangerously!  The sold-out event is being presented by the Maine Conservation Alliance at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick.  Earlier this year, SenatorContinue Reading

Republicans Sustain LePage’s Veto of Vitelli’s Solar Energy Bill

Republicans Sustain LePage’s Veto of Vitelli’s Solar Energy Bill

In a 22-13 vote, the Senate Republicans sustained Governor LePage’s veto of a bill sponsored by Eloise Vitelli that would have provided rebates for solar panels and heat pumps for low-income Mainers. Overriding a veto requires two-thirds, or 24 Senate votes.  The Senate originally supported the measure in a vote of 22-12. Republican Senator RonContinue Reading

Check Out Eloise’s Op-Ed On Her Solar Energy Initiative

Check Out Eloise’s Op-Ed On Her Solar Energy Initiative

Don’t miss our own Senator Eloise Vitelli’s op-ed on her proposed solar inentive program for Maine in today’s Portland Press Herald.

Bellows Stands With Local Brewers & Farmers

Bellows Stands With Local Brewers & Farmers

Shenna Bellows, Maine’s Democratic candidate for United States Senate, declared her solidarity with farmers and brewers alike in the face of the FDA’s new proposed rule pertaining to the regulation of spent grains. Spent grains, which are brewers’ byproduct of a brewing process called mashing, are commonly used as a valuable source of food forContinue Reading

Senator Vitelli Introduces Measure To Stengthen Employment Opportunities

Senator Vitelli Introduces Measure To Stengthen Employment Opportunities

Our own Senator Eloise Vitelli (D-Arrowsic) has introduced a measure to strengthen employment opportunities for workers in the state. The bill would expand and improve the Maine Apprenticeship Program, a successful, nationally recognized workforce development initiative.  “A well-trained workforce is essential to economic development for our state, and apprenticeship is an effective strategy for targeted workforce developmentContinue Reading

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