Category Archives: Legislative News

These six House Republicans changed their votes and killed the Land for Maine’s Future Projects

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  Many readers asked for the names of the six House Republicans who changed their votes and killed Senator Roger Katz’s bill yesterday that would have allowed the Land for Maine’s Future bonds to be sold without the Governor’s approval. And now I’m going to give you those names. These House members initially voted for […]

Correction: 12 House Democrats and One Independent voted to shut their constituents out of the referendum process

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Oops! Based on a bit of incorrect information received as I researched Monday’s story on the Constitutional amendment to require an equal percentage of signatures for citizen initiatives to come from each Congressional District, I got the list wrong. Here is the corrected column. Twelve Democrats and one Independent in the House of Representatives representing […]

Twelve House Democrats and one Independent voted to shut their constituents out of the referendum process

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Twelve Democrats and one Independent in the House of Representatives representing districts in Maine’s Second Congressional District have some explaining to do to their constituents. They voted against the Constitutional amendment to require an equal percentage of signatures for citizen initiatives to come from each Congressional District. The amendment would have been on the ballot […]

Unanimous legislature tells governor he’s wrong on landowner relations

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The Maine legislature has unanimously agreed that Governor Paul LePage is wrong about a proposal to expand the state’s landowner relations program. Unanimous votes in the House and Senate over-rode LePage’s veto of LD 1321, a bill that expands the landowner relations program at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The Governor seems to […]

Legislature Kills Lots of Bills

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Most of the bills proposed each legislative session get killed. Even the best of ideas often take years to gain enough support for enactment. That’s the legislative process, and usually only those who can sustain their effort by being there early, often, and always – like the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine – succeed. You may […]

Sportsman’s Alliance tells Governor: Stop Playing Politics

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“If Governor LePage does not release the 2010 voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future bonds this June, he will be intentionally and single-handedly undermining targeted investments in local economies across Maine.” That was the statement of Tim Glidden, President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in a June 11 press release from the Land for Maine’s Future […]