Munjoy Hill representative and legalized-weed warrior Diane Russell, D-Portland, delivered a memo signed by 37 lawmakers to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee on Friday, urging appropriators to consider potential revenue from legalized marijuana as part of the fix for the $170 million shortfall in the current budget cycle.
Luckily for politicians, there are myriad economic indicators that can easily be spun to fit the day’s narrative. Depending on who you listen to, Maine’s economy is booming, or it’s stagnant.
Well, that didn’t last long.
A successful and well-liked TV show could help raise their respective profiles, and good on-screen chemistry between the Augusta Republican and North Haven Democrat could give each greater stature as bipartisan leader.
Yesterday I reported here at State & Capitol that John Frary of Farmington is considering challenging Republican Sen. Tom Saviello of Wilton in the Senate District 18 primary election. Then this morning, Ethan Strimling over at the BDN’s Agree to Disagree blog cited an unnamed source to report that Saviello would leave the Republican Party […]
John Frary of Farmington, who is perhaps one of the most colorful and outspoken conservative personalities in Maine, said Monday that he is considering launching a Republican primary challenge against Sen. Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton for the Senate District 18 seat. If you have any doubt in my assertion that Frary is a colorful character, take […]
Education is important. Other than a quick nod to the success of his “bridge program,” which makes it easier for students to earn college credits while still in high school, that was the extent of Gov. Paul LePage’s focus on education Tuesday night during this State of the State address. “I have said it many […]