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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

Celebrate Earth Day With Us On April 22

Celebrate Earth Day With Us On April 22

April 22nd marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. We’re celebrating with an in depth conversation with Maureen Drouin, executive director of Maine Conservation Voters, on how to build Maine’s environmental movement into a powerful political force.  Details below: 6:30-8:00 pm Wednesday, April 22nd Topsham Town Hall 100 Main Street, Topsham Maine Conservation Voters works to turn public support for conservation into new…Continue Reading

Maine Dems Unveil “A Better Deal for Maine” Tax Plan

Maine Dems Unveil “A Better Deal for Maine” Tax Plan

Democratic leaders in the State House have countered Gov. Paul LePage’s budget with their plan to grow the economy from the middle out rather than the top down. The leaders unveiled the Better Deal for Maine, which prioritizes tax cuts for the middle class, lowers property taxes for all Maine homeowners and invests in our…Continue Reading

NRCM Hosting Constituent Meeting With Jeff Pierce In Woowich

 On Wednesday, April 29, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is hosting a constituent meeting in Woolwich for voters in Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Woolwich (and a slice of Richmond) to talk with Rep Jeff Pierce about his positions on a number of critical environmental issues.   When: Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. Where: Woolwich Town…Continue Reading

An Update From Rep. Denise Tepler – Leg. News, Coming Events, And More

An Update From Rep. Denise Tepler – Leg. News, Coming Events, And More

Last week, the Democrats announced a proposal for changing Maine’s tax structure.  Our plan builds the economy from the middle out. It is built on the belief that if you put more money in the pockets of working families, they will spend it locally at our businesses and grow our economy. It is simple middle-class economics.…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

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

“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

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

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