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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

Petition for Sen. Willette to Resign

Maine is making national headlines after Republican State Senator Michael Willette posted a photo to his Facebook page linking President Obama and his family to the extremist terror group ISIS. The post was deplorable, racist, and completely unacceptable. But that was only the tip of the iceberg. Senator Willette’s Facebook page has been riddled with…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

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

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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