Category Archives: Legislative News

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 […]

Landowner Relations Program may expand, thanks to legislature

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With a couple of significant changes, legislation to expand the landowner relations program at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife won a nearly unanimous vote of support from the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee on May 14. Rep. Ellie Espling sponsored the bill at my request and worked closely with me throughout the […]