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Videos And Photos from Clinton-Michaud Rally at Portland Expo #mepolitics

Photo gallery here. Shenna Bellows At Clinton-Michaud Portland Rally Emily Cain at Clinton-Michaud Portland Rally…

Maine Sovereign Citizens, er, “Constitutional Coalition” Send “Courtesy Notice” to ALL Maine Lobbyists

Maine Sovereign Citizens, er, “Constitutional Coalition” Send “Courtesy Notice” to ALL Maine Lobbyists #mepolitics

Oh my- looks like Paul LePage’s buddies have “GONE ROGUE”.

Check it out all you lobbying kiddos; you have ALL. BEEN SERVED.

First the blast email (thankfully their CAPLOCK ISSUE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT FIXED) that Aroostook Watchmen radio host Jack McCarthy mailed out, late this afternoon- to every single registered Maine lobbyist.

Protip: Someone wanna tell Ole Jack what a “bcc” is? Thank…

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Speaker Mark Eves (D-N Berwick) Announces “KeepME Home” Initiative

Speaker Mark Eves (D-N Berwick) Announces “KeepME Home” Initiative #mepolitics

Speaker Eves chats with Creekside reisdents. Also pictured: Jessica Maurer of the Maine Council of Aging.

Speaker Eves chats with Creekside reisdents. Also pictured: Jessica Maurer of the Maine Council of Aging.

That Maine is statistically the oldest state in the nation has long been known; what has been less clear is how to address the increasing needs for those citizens as to maintain a safe quality of life, either in their homes or in their towns (especially challenging considering the rural nature…

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AFA, HHS Joint Committee Meeting to Discuss DHHS issues #mepolitics

Joint meeting by the Appropriations & Financial Affairs, Health & Human Services standing legislative committees held to discuss a number of topics with officials from DHHS and Riverview Psychiatric Center including CTS (transportation), safety concerns, training issues, re-certification efforts and more.

Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: The NFL has an Opportunity to Push Back Against Domestic Violence

Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: NFL has an Opportunity to Push Back Against Domestic Violence #mepolitics

nfl boycottNOTE: Last week, Governor Paul LePage went onto WVOM’s George Hale and Ric Tyler Show and during his interview, said that he was “boycotting the NFL”. He also referred himself in the third person when discussing his chances for re-election:

    “The governor does not agree [that it’s a tight race]. … The governor says that he’s either going to be blown out by a landslide or he’s going to win by a…

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LePage, Democratic Leaders Finally Meet To Discuss Riverview Woes, Alexander Report Payments

LePage, Dems Finally Meet To Discuss Riverview Woes, Alexander Report Payments #mepolitics

Democratic leaders had waited for more than two months for an opportunity to speak with Governor Paul LePage on a number of concerns, not the least of which were the troubling news of Riverview once again failing to qualify for federal re-certification and final resolution of the monies owed back to the state from the Alexander Group for their now widely discredited and plagiarized report. A…

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Theater at Monmouth: “What The Butler Saw” (REVIEW)

Theater at Monmouth: “What The Butler Saw” (REVIEW)

A few notes:

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Weekly Democratic Address by Rep. Mark Dion (Portland): LePage tries again to distract from poor economic performance
https://maineprogressiveswarehouse.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/demradioaddress080814.mp3

Rep. Dion: LePage tries again to distract from poor economic performance
TANF announcement follows news that Maine’s economy 47th slowest in nation

The best anti-crime program is a job. That’s something we should all agree on. Reducing the need for welfare is also best accomplished by growing jobs. Real jobs…

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Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: “New Welfare Rule: State to Start Drug Testing Convicted Felons”

Weekly Address of Governor Paul LePage: “New Welfare Rule: State to Start Drug Testing Convicted Felons” #mepolitics

Audio link here.

    New Welfare Rule: State to Start Drug Testing Convicted Felons
    Drug testing of convicted felons who are applying or receiving welfare is nothing new.

    Hello, this is Governor Paul LePage.

    In 2014, at least 18 states introduced plans that would require drug screening or testing for welfare applicants or recipients.

    DSC_0113Today, I am announcing that the Maine Department of Health and…

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Governor LePage, er, “Lewiston Mayor Bob MacDonald” on “Elusive Central American Children” Goes Off On Both Dems & The Rails

.Governor_LePage, er, “Lewiston Mayor Bob MacDonald” on “Elusive Central American Children” Goes Off On Dems & Rails

Image via 2/7/11 Portland Phoenix article "LePage's secret puppeteers" by Colin Woodard.

Image via 2/7/11 Portland Phoenix article “LePage’s secret puppeteers” by Colin Woodard.

Occasionally it is always nice to read some of the smaller and more locally focused publications around the state, such as the Auburn based Twin City Times, to see what folks are supposedly saying.

“Twin City Times” just happens to be edited and publishedby Maine Governor Paul LePage’s communications director…

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