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Reps. McCreight and Tepler Weigh In on Land for Maine’s Future

Sagadahoc County Reps. Jay McCreight and Denise Tepler have both weighed in on where the Maine House is headed on the Land for Maine’s Future bond issue.  Following is a summary of what they have to report: UPDATE ON LAND FOR MAINE’S FUTURE: Governor’s Veto Sustained, New Bill EnactedLD 1378 Defeated Introduced by Senator Katz… Continue Reading

Jeff Pierce Flips, Votes to Uphold LePage’s Veto of Land for Maine’s Future

Courtesy of George’s Outdoor News Blog from the Bangor Daily News, here’s a great summary of what Maine Republicans think about the environment when it came time reject or support Governor LePage’s veto of the Land for Maine’s Future bond issue.  Note that Jeff Pierce (R-Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond and Woolwich) initially voted for… Continue Reading

Bi-Partisan Senior Housing Bond Heads To Ballot

Bi-Partisan Senior Housing Bond Heads To Ballot

Mainers will have an opportunity to vote on a $15 million housing bond to build affordable senior housing across the state. The bond heads to the ballot this November because Gov. Paul LePage failed to sign or veto the bill in 10 day period afforded to him under the Maine Constitution.  “The bond will address… Continue Reading

Oops!  LePage’s Pocket Veto Blunder

Oops! LePage’s Pocket Veto Blunder

Via Mario Moretto’s Bangor Daily News Blog: “Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers and observers are scratching their heads over Gov. Paul LePage’s attempt to “pocket veto” nearly 20 bills. Based on commonly accepted interpretations of the Maine Constitution, the move seems destined to backfire, ensuring the bills become law.”  Read the entire post here. Continue Reading

Jay McCreight’s Health Care Bill Now the Law in Maine

Jay McCreight’s Health Care Bill Now the Law in Maine

A bill to expand access to essential reproductive and other health care services, sponsored by our own Rep. Jay McCreight (D-Harpswell) is now law. LD 319 provides uninsured and underinsured low-income Mainers access to important preventative services such as cancer treatment and screenings, birth control and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The new law also… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Jay McCreight

Legislative Update from Jay McCreight

We made it!  Summer is here, and with it, the end of the Legislative session. I’m delighted to report that we were able to pass a balanced two-year budget before our July 1 deadline and avert a state government shutdown. This was a session like none before. We spent many of the final days wrestling… Continue Reading

“Anti-LePage Rally Dwarfs Pro-LePage Rally”

“Anti-LePage Rally Dwarfs Pro-LePage Rally”

As Mike Tipping reports today in The Tipping Point blog, attendance at the Republican-orchestrated pro-LePage rally yesterday in Augusta (including the Maine Heritage Policy Center) didn’t come even close to the numbers posted at the anti-LePage rally later in the day, a spontaneous, bi-partisan event put together at the last minute via social media. “The… Continue Reading

Mike Tipping to Speak at Spring Social May 3rd

Spring is coming and so is the Spring Social! Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the West Bath Fire Station, 192 State Road, for music, pie, and politics. (Actually, not just pie–you can expect other yummies, too!) To purchase your tickets or to join the Host Committee, click here to… Continue Reading

End of Session News From Denise Tepler

End of Session News From Denise Tepler

  July 2015   Summer is here, and with it, the end of the Legislative session. I’m happy to report that we were able to pass a balanced two-year budget before our July 1 deadline and avert a state government shutdown. We spent many of the final days wrestling with budget negotiations, dealing with a… Continue Reading

Add Your Name: Investigate LePage Now

Add Your Name: Investigate LePage Now

Governor LePage has once again put Maine in the national spotlight and dragged our state’s reputation through the mud — and this time he may have broken the law. Last week, the governor threatened to withhold state funding for a private school for at-risk youth unless they fired his political opponent, Democratic Speaker Mark Eves.… Continue Reading

“Bringing The Budget Home” Forum To Be Held In Topsham

On Tuesday, April 28, Rep Denise Tepler and the Topsham Dems will hold a public forum comparing the local impact on property taxes and services of the Governor’s proposed budget with the Democratic alternative,  “A Better Deal for Maine,”  The event will be co-hosted by Gail Eaton, Topsham Finance Committee and Jane Scease, SAD 75 Board.  Click… 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

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